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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Tajik Opium Seizure

DUSHANBE, Tajikistan () -- Tajik and Russian agents seized large caches of raw opium that smugglers tried to bring into Tajikistan from neighboring Afghanistan, news reports said Tuesday.

Tajik officers confiscated more than 240 kilograms of the drug after a two-day police operation on the remote mountainous border, Itar-Tass reported.

In a separate incident during a routine inspection of a truck at another frontier post in southeastern Tajikistan, Russian border guards uncovered 41 kilograms of opium Tuesday.