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Large quantities of drugs seized in Moldova

March 21 2008

MVD Moldova seized the largest-ever shipment of drugs - 200 kilograms of heroin worth 10 million euros, which drug traffickers were trying to smuggle out of Afghanistan in one of the EU countries.

, Told reporters on March 20 Minister of Internal Affairs of Moldova Gheorghe Papuc.

According to him, the drugs of Afghan origin in 20 desyatikilogrammovyh packages were hidden inside the minibus carrying a bag of beans. During his driving was a Turkish citizen Murat Karalar, born in 1971, which had a temporary residence permit in Moldova. In the interests of the investigation the minister did not name the member state where had to deliver drugs or other details. He noted that out on the trail group, among whose members there are Moldovan citizens, helped prompt information.

According to the MOI, most recently in Moldova stepped up drug dealers who are trying to establish a new channel of supply to the EU countries on the route of heavy drug Afghanistan-Turkey-Moldova-EU relations. According to the latest report of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, the scale of drug production in Afghanistan controlled by NATO troops "have increased substantially and have negative international consequences." According to experts, most of these drugs are being transferred to Europe via Turkey, ITAR-TASS.

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