Ukraine police seize US$60m of heroin, say ‘never seen so much’


KIEV, March 31 — Ukraine police seized heroin worth about US$60 million (RM244.9 million) — over half a tonne of the powder — in raids in the country’s centre and west, officials said today, describing it as the biggest haul they had ever seen.

Chief of the national police Sergiy Knyazev announced on Facebook two raids in Kiev region yielding “600 kilogrammes of heroin worth US$50 million.”

About 500kg were found this afternoon, and more than 100kg overnight “in a professionally-equipped cubby hole in a premium-class car” outside Kiev.

“I have never seen so much heroin seized by the Ukrainian police,” Knyazev saw

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