MOSCOW, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Police in Russia said they arrested three men who were allegedly traveling by train with more than 400 pounds of heroin, which had a value of $2 million.
The men, from Tajikistan, allegedly threw 97 plastic bottles filled with the drug from a moving train on the Dushanbe-Moscow line, federal drug control regional chief Maj. Gen. Vasily Yurchenko said Thursday.
"It is the largest drug haul seized in Russia in the past two or three years," he said.
The heroin would have been diluted to create about 10 million doses, RIA Novosti reported. The three men, whose names weren't reported, could be sentenced to 20 years in prison if convicted.
Meanwhile, the Russian Prosecutor General's Office said Thursday another three men will go on trial for trying to sell about 440 pounds of hashish. They could face 20 years in prison if convicted, RIA Novosti reported.
Published: Aug. 23, 2012 at 8:49 AM
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