More than 170 kilogrammes of drugs (five kilogrammes of heroin and 167 kilogrammes of raw opium) have been burnt in the furnace of the Omsk thermo-electric plant-6 in the Western Siberia. The burning of the drugs was a material evidence concerning four criminal cases which were launched by investigators of the Department of the Russian Federal Security Service for the Omsk Region since January last year. In accordance with them, 25 drug traffickers were sentenced to different terms of imprisonment - from 7 to 12 years. The Omsk counter-intelligence men confiscated the drugs during the operations for closing Asian channels. Heroin came from Afghanistan and raw opium - from Kazakhstan, Pakistan and Kirghizia. The drugs were burnt in accordance with the ruling of the court. Present at the opium's destruction were representatives of an ecological organisation.
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