News Release
May 22, 2006

Russian Delegation visited the New York Field Division

MAY 22 -- On May 15, 2006 SAC John P. Gilbride welcomed the following Russian delegates to the New York Field Division: Lieutenant General Alexander ROLIK Head, FSKN Division for Primorskiy Region (Far East of Russia) Major General Stanislav MERINOV Head, FSKN Division for Rostov-on-Don Region Major General Alexander VASILYEV Head, FSKN Division for Moscow Region Major General Vladimir ILYIN Head, FSKN Division for Novosibirsk Region, Lieutenant Colonel Mikhail SHAVELKIN Deputy Head, FSKN Headquarters Drug Enforcement Division Major Dmitry POPOV FSKN Headquarters International Cooperation Division. The delegation was accompanied by Steve Monaco, Country Attaché, DEA Moscow and Karen Nersesian, FSN Legal Advisor, DEA Moscow.

photo- SAC Gilbride and the Russian Delegation pose in front of a Russian Flag that signifies the Federal Service of the Russian Federation for control in the battle of narcotics.
SAC Gilbride and the Russian Delegation pose in front of a Russian Flag that signifies the Federal Service of the Russian Federation for control in the battle of narcotics.
The New York Field Division provided the delegates with a tour of the New York Field Division, demand reduction, intelligence and administrative briefings while discussing the importance of vigilance to disrupt the international drug trade. The Russian guests received briefings from the Organized Crime Strike Force and the New York Drug Enforcement Task Force. Both the Strike Force and the DETF were cornerstones of their training. The delegates were extremely impressed with how well the task forces cooperatively work together to produce successful operations. The delegation ended their tour of New York with agents escorting them through New York to visit the Empire State Building and view the city.
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