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You Shouldn't Have: Dealers Mistakenly Send 5kg of Drugs to Moscow Police

© Flickr / Henry FaberMysterious box
Mysterious box - Sputnik International
Police officers at a station in southern Moscow got quite a shock this week, after receiving a package containing five kilograms worth of the synthetic drug known as 'spice'.

An Afghan boy walks through a poppy field in Khogyani district of Jalalabad east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, April 11, 2013. When foreign troops arrived in Afghanistan in 2001, one of their goals was to stem drug production. Instead, they have concentrated on fighting insurgents, and have often been accused of turning a blind eye to the poppy fields. - Sputnik International
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In a press conference Thursday, Ministry of Internal Affairs press service head Andrei Galiakberov told journalists that "when the package was checked, it was found to contain about five kilograms of a white powder with a peculiar odor." Expert analysis soon determined that the mysterious powder was actually the synthetic drug known as spice.

Police say that the box of drugs was sent from abroad to a person whose identity is presently being determined. Naturally, police have also opened a criminal investigation into the package's origins. 

The Ministry of Internal Affairs has now turned to Russian Post, the country's national postal operator, demanding that they take all appropriate measures to help determine where the package may have come from.

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