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MOSCOW, November 27 (Itar-Tass) — Over 175 kilograms of Afghani heroin were confiscated in Naberezhnye Chelny, four organisers of the drug smuggling detained, head of Russia’s Drug Turnover Control Federal Service Viktor Ivanov told reporters on Tuesday.
Ivanov reported that the federal agency had organised an unprecedented Cartel mission to eliminate a vast transnational net supplying high-concentrated heroin from Afghanistan to Russia. The main parts of the net are located in Afghanistan, Middle Asia and some Persian Gulf countries.
“During the night of November 23, at the final stage of the mission, four organisers were arrested in Naberezhnye Chelny,” Ivanov said. “We have confiscated over 175 kilograms of heroin, where concentration of diacetylmorphine made 55 percent.”
Ivanov said that the police found 90 kilograms of heroin in a hiding place organised in a Jeep car, which the police detained. And later on, the police found 77 packs weighting 85 kilograms.
“Over five stages of the mission, the police identified about 20 criminals – they are organisers who come from Middle Asia, all of them have Russian passports – and over 100 drug traffickers and the total of 750 kilograms of Afghani heroin,” Ivanov said adding that the amount means about 100 million doses.