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20 kg of opium seized in Nangarhar

20 kg of opium seized in Nangarhar

Dec 27, 2011 - 16:16

JALALABAD (PANinfo-icon): Border police seized nearly 20 kilograms of drugs in the eastern province of Nangarhar, bordering Pakistaninfo-icon's lawless tribal region of Khyber, officials said on Tuesday.

The opium recovered from a car going from Laghman province to Nangarhar, the commander of border police, Brig. Gen. Aminullah Amarkhel, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

As a result of the driver's interrogation, the drug dealer was detained, he said, adding the detainee had confessed to smuggling the opium to Pakistan for processing it into heroin.

Since, March. 22, about 13 tonnes of drugs have been seized in the province.



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