Russian and British police have seized 200 kilos of heroin in the southern Siberian city of Bratsk and arrested seven drug-smugglers in what is being described as the biggest heroin haul so far made in Siberia. British customs officials detected the drugs in a consignment of canned pineapple being shipped to Russia from Britain. Russian and British police seized the cargo when it reached its destination. Russia and the UK agreed to cooperate in the fight against organized crime during last month’s visit to Moscow by Foreign Secretary Robin Cook. (Xinhua, August 18)
Georgian Guerrillas Active in Abkhaz Security Zone.