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Man held with 850g of heroin at Kabul airport

Man held with 850g of heroin at Kabul airport

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Mar 12, 2013 - 15:05

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): Customs officials detained a man with nearly 850 grams of heroin as he tried to board a flight to New Delhi at the Kabul International Airport, on Tuesday, the Ministry of Finance said.

 

The alleged smuggler was arrested before he could board a New Delhi-bound fight and was handed over to counternarcotics police for further investigation, the ministry said in a statement.

Meanwhile, Russia’s Federal Drug Control Service (FSKN) said almost 21 tons of heroin have been seized in an operation in eastern Nangarhar province.

FSKN head Viktor Ivanov several drug production labs were destroyed and almost 21 tons of heroin seized during the yesterday operation. He said FSKN officers had taken part in the “unique operation.” “Twenty-one tons is, in essence, the annual volume of drugs brought into Russia,” Ivanov said.

The United Nations says some 20 percent of the almost 400 tons of heroin produced annually in Afghanistaninfo-icon travel through Central Asia before reaching the Russian market.

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