Russia detains drug smuggler, seizes 20 kg of heroin

Source: Xinhua| 2020-02-19 23:17:36|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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MOSCOW, Feb. 19 (Xinhua) -- The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) said Wednesday that it had blocked a channel for delivering drugs to Russia from Central Asia by detaining a smuggler and seizing 20 kg of heroin.

The smuggler, a native of Central Asia, was detained in the Bolshechernigovsky district of the Samara region on the border with Kazakhstan, and drugs were found hidden in his car during an inspection at a border crossing point, an FSB statement said.

The FSB believes that the channel of smuggling drugs on an especially large scale was organized by members of a transnational criminal group, it added.

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