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Batch of heroin at 15 mln soms seized in Bishkek (photo)

Employees of the State Customs Service and the State Drug Control Service seized in Bishkek the day before 12 kilogram of heroin, destined for smuggling into Russia. The State Customs Service reported.

 According to them, the drugs were transited through the territory of Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan to Russia.

 It is noted that Ford Galaxy car was stopped on February 14 at about 4.30 p.m. in Bishkek at the intersection of Zhibek Zholy Avenue and Kurmanjan Datka Street. During the search, there were found 13 bundles with a granular substance. According to the preliminary conclusion, it is heroin weighing 12 kilograms. Cost of the confiscated drugs in the market is about 15 million soms.

As the detainee explained, he planned to transport the batch through Ak-Zhol checkpoint of Kyrgyz-Kazakh border for onward delivery to the customer in Russia.

A criminal case under article 247 of the Criminal Code of Kyrgyzstan was initiated on the fact.