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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Heroin Haul Halted

KIEV () -- Ukrainian security agents detained a woman trying to smuggle half a million dollars worth of heroin from Asia, officials announced Thursday.

The woman arrived in Kiev's Borispol airport on Tuesday, where agents discovered 2 kilograms of heroin stashed in a secret compartment in a suitcase. The woman is being held by the Ukrainian Security Service, said Anatoly Dakhno, spokesman for the agency.

The bust was the result of a lengthy investigation by drug enforcement agents from Ukraine, Russia and several other countries.