CHELYABINSK, April 10 (RIA Novosti) - Officers from
Russia's Federal Security Service seized 10 kg (22 lbs) of
heroin in Chelyabinsk, in the Urals, from a double amputee and
Afghan war veteran.
The operation was conducted on April 4, but the FSB only
published information about the arrest and operation details on
The FSB said in a statement that the suspect had hidden
the drugs, which were intended for transportation to Moscow,
under the front seats of his Moskvich car, which had been
specially adapted for his disability.
All the drugs could not fit under the seats and "about a
kilogram of the heroin the suspect hid in one of his artificial
Russia's Urals Region is a major transit point for heroin
trafficking from Afghanistan. Most of the drugs are sold in
Moscow and St. Petersburg and other large Russian cities or
shipped onto Europe.