District police chief, subordinates convicted in drug case
KABUL (PAN): A district police chief and his two subordinates were sentenced to 20 years in prison by an appellate court for drug trafficking, the Criminal Justice Task Force (CJTF) announced on Monday.
The police chief of the Dasht-i-Qala district, in northern Takhar province, Col. Mohammad Ibrahim, and a policeman were convicted of drug trafficking based on evidence presented in the district trial court, CJTF spokesman Ahmad Khalid Mowahid told Pajhwok Afghan News.
The convicts were provided with a defence lawyer to plead their cases, he said. The counter narcotics police had detained the men on charges of trafficking 15 kilograms of heroin and misusing their authority, he said while quoting Khatol Oryakhel, a prosecutor of the case.
Under the law, the convicts can appeal against the appellate court verdict in the Supreme Court.
Last year, former Dilaram district chief, Asadullah Haqdost, was also convicted along with his two sons by the same court, and was sentenced to 20 years in jail for trafficking drugs.
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