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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Kazakh Drug Seizure

ALMATY, Kazakhstan -- Kazakhstan's National Security Committee, or KNB, said Monday it had seized 62 kilograms of heroin and large amounts of foreign currency from a car belonging to Tajikistan's ambassador in Almaty.

"On 21 May, a special operation by KNB officers revealed one of the main methods for transporting drugs from Tajikistan into Kazakhstan," the KNB's Almaty division said in a statement.

It said two cars, one of which belonged to the Tajik ambassador to Kazakhstan, had been stopped outside Almaty and were found to have secret compartments containing drugs. The estimated street value of the drugs is $1 million, the KNB said.