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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Drugs Found on Plane

MOSCOW -- Customs officials said Thursday that they had seized a batch of drugs in the cabin of an Air Force plane.

Twelve liters of liquid ecstasy were found during a customs check before the IL-76 military transport plane was to take off for the Tajik capital, Dushanbe, on Feb. 18, the customs service said in a statement.

Investigators said an Air Force colonel had placed the euphoric drug in the plane. Criminal proceedings have been opened.