12 March 2013, 12:25

Russian, Afghan drug police seize 20 tons of heroin, morphine

Russian, Afghan drug police seize 20 tons of heroin, morphine

Russian drug police and Afghan security service officers have seized over 20 tons of heroin and morphine in a joint operation in Afghanistan. This came in a statement by the Head of the Russian Drug Control Service, Victor Ivanov, during a service board meeting in Moscow earlier today.

The board meeting was timed for the 10th birth anniversary of the service. According to Ivanov, the quantity seized equals an amount of heroin that’s normally shipped from Afghanistan to Russia in a year.

The police also wiped out several drug laboratories. Ivanov said the operation is a result of a joint effort, with the details agreed with the Afghan Interior Ministry for quite a few months.

Voice of Russia, TASS

 

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