Huge quantity of hashish torched in Kandahar
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Thousands of kilograms of hashish was seized and set alight during a joint operation in the Panjwai district of southern Kandahar province, officials said on Monday.
The operation was conducted late on Sunday by Afghan and International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) soldiers in the Zangabad area, the district chief said.
Fazluddin Agha told Pajhwok Afghan News the drugs were seized from a house and set alight at the scene.
In Kabul, the ISAF media office confirmed the torching of the drugs during a combined operation with their Afghan partners.
Elsewhere, in the province counter-narcotics police seized and burned some drugs during a patrol in Arghandab district, the governor's spokesman said.
The police recently launched a campaign against drugs with the assistance of tribal elders and local people, Zalmay Ayubi said. Since the campaign began, hundreds of acres of poppies and hashish have been eradicated.
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