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16-02-2015, 10:20

Law enforcement officer arrested with 8 kg of heroin in northern Tajikistan


Avesta.Tj | 16.02.2015 | A special operation carried out by the officers of the Sughd’s Drug Control Agency (DCA) in Tajik northern city of Isfara on Saturday led to an arrest of 36-year-old unemployed resident of B. Gafurov district, Tajikistan’s Interior Ministry said Monday.

The suspect had a bag in which carring his computer to the repair. Looking inside the computer's processor the drug control officers found eight packages of narcotic drug that tested positive to heroin weighing nearly 8 kilogram.

The preliminary investigation established that the seized drugs belonged to a law enforcement officer named Furkat, who planned to transport heroin outside the country. He used the unemployed young people and promised to pay them for sale of drugs.

Criminal proceedings have been instituted under the provisions of Article 200 (4) of Tajikistan’s Penal Code – large-scale drug trafficking; an investigation is under way.