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Man sentenced to 20 years in jail for opium trafficking

Man sentenced to 20 years in jail for opium trafficking

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Jul 20, 2011 - 14:03

KABULinfo-icon(PANinfo-icon): An Afghan citizen was sentenced to 20 years in jail on the charge of trafficking 390kilograms of drugs, the Criminal Justice Task Force (CJTF) announced on Wednesday.

CJTF spokesman Ahmad Khalid Mowahid told Pajhwok Afghan News the individual had been detained with opium in the Khanashin district of southern Helmand province.

Prosecutors said the convict was the driver of a pickup that was used for drug trafficking. He was convicted by a primary court of the CJTF, Mowahid added.

Under the relevant law, the convict can challenge the sentence in the Supreme Court.

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