$180 million in heroin seized in Russia

Feb. 25, 2013 at 12:21 PM

DOLGOPRUDNY, Russia, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Russian authorities seized 412 pounds of heroin, with a black-market value of $180 million, hidden inside black radishes at a market, an official said Monday.

Federal Drug Control Service head Viktor Ivanov said four people were arrested during the operation at the market in Dolgoprudny. He did not say when the raid took place.

The shipment of high-grade heroin originated in Uzbekistan's Tashkent region, RIA Novosti reported.

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