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Courts fail to apply sanctions in drug cases in full

14:44 14/02/2012

MOSCOW, February 14 - RAPSI. Courts do not apply in full the statutory sanctions for drug violations, Federal Drug Control Service head Viktor Ivanov said on Tuesday.

He added that the country has developed a " wait-and-see attitude of tolerance" toward punishing drug criminals and the current legislative system does not combat drug addiction.

"More humane laws regarding addicts must be combined with a more efficient penal system," Ivanov said.

He noted that legislators are already considering the possibly adoption of life imprisonment for serious drug-related crimes.

Ivanov also believes that suspects in drug-related crimes should bear the burden of proof concerning the origin of their property, "as is the case in the rest of the world."

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