More than 600 tons of opium have been seized in a joint operation between law enforcement officials from Russia and Afghanistan.
The head of Russia's Federal Drug Control Service said the drugs were seized in mid-December in the northern Afghan city of Doshi.
Viktor Ivanov told a press conference in Moscow on December 22 that Afghan anti-drug police bagged the narcotics based on information provided by the Russian side.
Ivanov said the drugs were discovered in the trailer of a truck traveling from Afghanistan to Turkey where the opium would have been processed into heroin for later sale in Europe and elsewhere.
Based on reporting by TASS and Interfax