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100 kg of marijuana seized in Russia's Far East

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Drug police in Russia's Far East Amur Region have seized 100 kilograms (220 lbs) of marijuana, a police spokesman said on Tuesday.
VLADIVOSTOK, November 18 (RIA Novosti) - Drug police in Russia's Far East Amur Region have seized 100 kilograms (220 lbs) of marijuana, a police spokesman said on Tuesday.

The drugs, worth over 200,000 rubles ($7,200), were discovered in the house of a family in the village of Anosovo.

Marijuana packages were kept in the attic, in a water cistern, and elsewhere in the house, a spokesman said.

Criminal charges have been brought against a 51-year-old woman and her 31-year-old son.

According to drug control authorities, the price of marijuana has gone up tenfold in northern regions of Russia's Far East in recent months.

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