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Tajikistan secret services seize over 135 kg of drugs

November 09, 2012, 10:47 UTC+3
Two persons suspected of smuggling drugs were detained, other participants in the criminal group are being established
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 DUSHANBE, November 9 (Itar-Tass) — As a result of two major special operations in Tajikistan’s north and south, officers of the State National Security Committee (SNSC) of the country have seized more than 135 kilograms of drugs, mainly opium and hashish, four drug dealers were detained, ITAR-TASS learnt at the SNSC public relations center on Friday.

“An organized criminal group was rendered harmless in border regions of the southern Halton region with the assistance of border-guards,” head of the center Nozirdzhon Buriyev said. According to him two persons suspected of smuggling drugs were detained, a total of 83 kilograms of opium and marihuana were confiscated, other participants in the criminal group are being established.

A secret store of drugs weighing more than 53 kilograms, including nine kilogram of heroin, was found in a private house in the city of Hujand of the Sogdinsk region of the republic. The owner of the store was established. Besides, a foreign citizen was detained. His identity is not disclosed in the interests of the investigation.

According to the SNSC public relations center, over nine month of the current year, secret service officers jointly with border-guards seized 2,595 kilograms of drugs, which makes almost a half of the total amount of drugs seized by all power-wielding agencies of the country.


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