Illegal batch of drugs worth over $90 mln seized in Moscow

Illegal batch of drugs worth over $90 mln seized in Moscow

A large batch of methadone, a drug banned in Russia, worth more than 5.8 bln rubles ($93 mln) was seized by customs officers at Moscow’s Vnukovo airport, the Federal Customs Service said.

"A large batch of undeclared drug methadone, which was shipped from Germany to Tajikistan, was discovered in early December 2019 by the Vnukovo customs. The price of this cargo on the black market could exceed 5.8 bln rubles," TASS cited the service as saying.

The Vnukovo customs launched a criminal investigation into smuggling a large-scale amount of drugs.

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