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Suspected rebels held; opium seized

Suspected rebels held; opium seized

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Oct 25, 2011 - 14:14

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): A number of suspected insurgents were detained and a narcotics cache seized during an operation in southern Kandahar province, the International Security Assistance Force said on Tuesday.

An Afghan-coalition patrol arrested the suspects in Registan district on Monday, the alliance said in a statement, giving no specific number.

The cache contained 670 kilograms of wet opium and 90 kg of dry opium, which were safely destroyed on site, the statement added.

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