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16-03-2015, 09:44

Large amount of raw opium seized in northern Tajikistan


Avesta.Tj | 16.03.2015 | A large amount of raw opium has reportedly been seized in the northern city of Panjakent (Sughd province), Tajikistan’s Interior Ministry said on Monday.

An operation carried out by the officers from the Interior Ministry’s office in Panjakent on Saturday led to the arrest of the 23-year-old local resident on suspicion of drug trafficking.

At least 31 kilograms of raw opium was seized from G.I., during a searching operation carried out in his house.

Criminal proceedings have been instituted against the alleged drug peddler and an investigation is under way.