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3 drug traffickers killed, as many detained

3 drug traffickers killed, as many detained

Aug 08, 2011 - 14:36

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): Three drug traffickers were killed and three others detained during counternarcotics operations in different parts of the country, the Ministry of Interior said on Monday.

Nearly 159 kilograms of opium, two Kalashnikov rifles and a machinegun were seized during an operation in the Khashrod district of southwestern Nimroz province, a statement from the ministry said.

In a separate police operation in western Farah province, 160 kilograms of opium and eight kilograms of heroin were seized. Counternarcotics police recovered 50 kilograms of opium in Daulatabad district of Faryab.

Elsewhere in the country, 50 kilograms of morphine, one kilogram of heroin, 100 kilograms of opium, 5,000 kilograms of hashish, and a Kalashnikov were seized in the Ghanikhel district of eastern Nangarhar province.


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