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11-02-2015, 16:23

More than 9 kg of heroin seized in northern Tajikistan


Avesta.Tj | 11.02.2015 | An operation carried out by the police officers in Bobojon Gafurov district (Sughd province) on Tuesday led to the arrest of the local resident Hakimjon Ahmedov, 26.

The Interior Ministry said Wednesday that over 9 kilograms of heroin were found hidden in his Opel Astra.

Criminal proceedings have been instituted against Ahmedov and an investigation is under way.

The ministry noted that over the past few days a large amount of drugs were seized in various regions of the country.

At least 84 kg of opium and some 2 kg of heroin were confiscated in Vose, 8 kg of opium in Hissar, and 54 kg of hashish in Dushanbe.