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Ten kilograms of heroin found in rubbish bin

A sports bag with more than ten kilograms of heroin was found in a shop in the town of Balashikha in Moscow region. Managers at the store discovered the large bag in a rubbish container.

Narcotics experts said the bag contained Afghan heroin packed into ten plastic parcels.

Police suspect the heroin was en route to a gang operating in the region.

“The drugs might have been stowed in the rubbish bin for a recipient to pick up. But, for some reason, he failed to do it,” Ekaterina Kosova from Drug Control service said.