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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Guards Seize Heroin

  • DUSHANBE, Tajikistan — Russian guards patrolling Tajikistan’s southern border seized 700 kilograms of opium from an armed group that had been trying to enter illegally from Afghanistan, a spokesman said Thursday.

    He said they had intercepted 25 people trying to cross the River Pyonzh, which marks the border, in inflatables at about 2 a.m. The group managed to escape after firing at the guards.