Drugs seized, rebels detained in south
KABUL (PAN): A combined Afghan and coalition security force discovered a drug cache and a marijuana field during a patrol in the Shah Joy district of southern Zabul province, the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said on Friday.
Officials were unable to determine the weight of the marijuana growing in the field, but the size of the field was estimated at about one and a half acre. The cache yielded 200 kilograms of marijuana. The drugs were destroyed on location, an ISAF statement said.
In the same district, coalition soldiers discovered a weapons cache which consisted of machine gun and small arms ammunition, three rocket-propelled grenades, one illumination round, 20 kilograms of explosives and various improvised explosive device components.
A number of suspected insurgents detained during an operation in Musa the Qala district of Helmand province. The operation was aimed to capture a Taliban leader, directs roadside bomb and ambush attacks against coalition forces.
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