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Police stops 100 kg shipment of Middle East’s heroin in Voronezh region

January 24, 2014, 11:39 UTC+3 (Adds details) ¶ MOSCOW

The confiscated drug is worth about $4.3 million on the black market

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MOSCOW, January 24. /ITAR-TASS/. The police in the Voronezh region stopped a 100-kilogram shipment of heroin, brought from the Middle East.

The Interior Ministry’s press service reports criminals planned to sell the drugs in the Moscow region. The police detained a suspect — a resident of the Stavropol region.

The 47-year-old man was detained at the 520th kilometer of the Don federal highway at a traffic police station.

A criminal case on drug trafficking was filed.

“The price of the confiscated drug is about 145 million rubles (about $4.3 million) on the black market,” the police said.

Police is searching for other criminals involved in the organization of the illegal turnover of drugs.

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