DUSHANBE , January 30, Asia-Plus - Officers of the Interior Ministry’s department for combating drug trafficking (drug police) intercepted a large amount of heroin in Dushanbe on Sunday [January 29].

Khudoinazar Asoyev, a chief spokesman for the interior ministry, has told Asia-Plus that a special operation by the drug police led to the seizure of 15 kilograms of heroin in Dushanbe.  The drugs were found in an apartment in Sino District of Dushanbe.  The apartment holder was arrested on suspicion of having been involved in drug trafficking but his name is not disclosed in the interest of the investigation, according to the Asia-Plus interlocutor.