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Police, customs tackling narcotics reaching Estonia by mail

The Police and Border Guard Board (PPA) and the Estonian Tax and Customs Board (MTA) are making it a priority this year to combat increasing efforts to order narcotics and psychotropic drugs from abroad by mail.

According to Rait Pikaro, head of the Narcotics and Organized Crime Department of the PPA’s North Prefecture, joint operations will be organized this year aimed at catching those ordering narcotics by mail and reselling them.

“Generally speaking, those ordering narcotics by mail are between the ages of 18 and 35, many of whom have never bought drugs on the street before,” he described. “At the same time, there is no difference whether one buys drugs by mail or a street dealer — in both cases, the person is making a decision which can ruin their plans for the future.”

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