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1,390 kg of drugs torched in Farah

1,390 kg of drugs torched in Farah

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Aug 17, 2011 - 18:34

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): Nearly 1,390 kilograms of narcotics were set on fire by counternarcotics police in the western province of Farah, the Ministry of Interior said on Wednesday.

The drugs included 729 kg of opium, 95 kg of heroin, 500 kg of poppy seeds, 16 kg of hashish and 50 litres of alcohol.  Officials from different departments were present on the occasion.

A statement from the ministry said that the drugs had been seized during 52 operations, involving intelligence officials, during the third and fourth quarters of last year. About 50 suspects were detained on charges of smuggling the drugs.

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