Man arrested with 15 kg of heroin in Moscow region

A man has been arrested in the Moscow region after being found with heroin with an estimated street value of $1 million.

Officers detained the man, a Tajik national, in the industrial town of Elektrostal late on Thursday.

He was carrying a sports bag containing 15 kilograms of heroin.

Another Tajik man was arrested with 17 kilograms of heroin in the Moscow region in June.

Russia has one of the most rapidly growing HIV epidemics globally, fueled by its estimated 1.5 to 3.5 million drug users.

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