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Tonnes of drugs seized near Pakistan border

Tonnes of drugs seized near Pakistan border

Mar 19, 2011 - 16:02

JALALABAD (PANinfo-icon): Border police in eastern Nangarhar province foiled a drug smuggling bid into neighbouring Pakistaninfo-icon's tribal areas, seizing a huge quantity of hashish, an official said on Saturday.

The narcotics weighing 2,000 kilograms were found filled in 56 bags in Bangzar area of Pachir Agam district on Friday night, border police commander for eastern zone, Brig. Gen. Aminullah Amarkhel, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

A group of drug smugglers, who managed to flee, wanted to transfer the drugs to Pakistan's tribal region for processing, he said.

A powerful drug mafia is behind this illicit trade in bordering districts, Amarkhel said, adding that police increased patrols to curb infiltration of smugglers and militants from across the border.



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