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14 convicted on charges of drug trafficking

14 convicted on charges of drug trafficking

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Aug 14, 2011 - 14:27

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): An appellant court sentenced 14 individuals on charges of drug smuggling from 10 to 20 years in jail on Sunday, an official said.

The men were held in separate police operations while trafficking 11 kilograms of heroin, 117 kg of opium and 2,390 kg of hashish, the Criminal Justice Task Force (CJTF) spokesman said.

Ahmad Khalid Mowahid told Pajhwok Afghan News the convicts hailed from Kandahar, Badakhshan, Panjsher, Farah, and Herat provinces.

The court convicted 183 people during the first three months of the current year on charges of drug smuggling.

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