Russian and Afghan police seized more than four tonnes of narcotics in a joint operation, assisted by US law-enforcement agencies, director of the Russian drug control service (FSKN) Viktor Ivanov said on Wednesday. Almost three tonnes of hashish have been seized in the operation on the Afghan territory, he said, as cited by Itar-Tass. This is more than the amount confiscated in Russia annually. Police also seized 400 kilograms of opium, 410 kilograms of heroin and 150 kilograms of morphine. Ivanov described the operation as a “phenomenal result” which shows the efficiency of international cooperation in fighting drug trafficking.