Russian official faults US on Afghan heroin labs

U.S. Army flight medic Sgt. Michael G. Patangan, right, from Houston, Texas, with Charlie Company, Task Force Talon, and U.S. Marines, carry one of three wounded Taliban fighters captured after a firefight, according to the Marines on the ground, in Marjah, Helmand province, southern Afghanistan, Saturday Feb. 13, 2010. U.S. Army Task Force Pegasus aero-medical crews are supporting U.S. Marines who are taking the Taliban-held town of Marjah in a major offensive to break the extremists' grip over a wide area of their southern heartland and re-establish government control. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

October 23, 2010 7:00:33 AM PDT
The head of Russia's federal drug control agency says the U.S. has failed to dismantle heroin-processing laboratories in Afghanistan despite specific information he has given American officials about the facilities.