Over three tons cannabis seized in Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan, Astana, June 18 / Trend S. Suleymanov /
Over three tons of cannabis were seized in Kazakhstan's Shuss Valley by the police of Zhambyl region for a half month, spokeswoman for the Taraz Interior Department - an area in southern Kazakhstan Kaldybekova Rosa told Trend.
She said that on Thursday as part of Operation "Poppy 2010", Zhambyl police, together with representatives of the Kazakh Interior Ministry detained previously convicted 41-year-old resident of Almaty while preparing marijuana.
"He prepared and partially dried 1 ton 40 kg cannabis for two days. He built a small hut and was hiding when the weather was hot in Shuss Valley. The police revealed a sickle, a sieve or other means," Kaldybekova said.
According to estimations, the drug dealer planned to get 10 million tenge ($ 1 - 147 tenge) from 1 ton.
A local resident, who managed to prepare one ton 200 kg of marijuana, was detained a week earlier not far from this place.
"Since the beginning of Operation Poppy-2010, the police of Zhambyl region revealed 10 drug-related crimes. About 3 and a half tons of cannabis were ceased from illegal circulation," Kaldybekova said.