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Heroin seized, destroyed in Nangarhar

Heroin seized, destroyed in Nangarhar

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Aug 09, 2011 - 15:21

JALALABAD (PANinfo-icon): Ninety kilograms of heroin were seized and destroyed during a raid by a counternarcotics force in the eastern province of Nangarhar, officials said on Tuesday.

The nighttime raid was conducted by the special force without coordinating with local police on Sunday night on a house in the Abdulkhel area of Achin district.

Administrative head of the town, Hasan Khan, told Pajhwok Afghan News the helicopter-borne troops seized nearly 90 kilograms of heroin.

Helicopters flew over the area, but they did not know whether the special force made any arrests, said a tribal elder Malik Waris Khan.

Last year, NATOinfo-icon-led Russian troops conducted an operation in the area. The raid was widely condemned by politicians, tribal elders and President Hamid Karzai.

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