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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Dealers Flush Heroin Down Toilet

Three suspected drug dealers were nabbed by Yekaterinburg police over the weekend as they tried to dispose of a large stash of heroin by flushing it down the toilet and down the drain in a jacuzzi, anti-narcotics officials said Tuesday.

The toilet was filled to the brim with heroin, and several plastic bags of the drug were whirling in a washing machine, the Sverdlovsk region branch of the Federal Drug Control Service said in a statement.

Drug control officers confiscated 14 kilograms of heroin, as well as 2.9 million rubles ($98,000) and $47,600 in cash, electronic scales and about 4 grams of hash during the Saturday night raid.

They also detained a heroin buyer in the apartment.

The three suspected drug dealers face up to 20 years in prison if charged and convicted of large-scale illegal drug trafficking.