190 kg of heroin seized in Russia

Last Updated: Tue, Feb 26, 2013 01:10 hrs

Moscow, Feb 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Officers from Russia's Federal Drug Control Service (FSKN) have seized 187 kg of heroin with an estimated black market value of $180 million.

FSKN head Viktor Ivanov said the entire consignment of high-grade Afghan heroin was stashed inside black radishes.

The shipment, which originated in Uzbekistan's Tashkent region, was initially sent to a Russian company based in Orenburg, Siberia.

Four people were detained when the heroin consignment was seized at the Dolgoprudny market, north of Moscow, he said.

He did not specify when the operation took place.

--IANS/RIA Novosti


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