37 detained on drug-trafficking chargesBy Khwaja Basir Ahmad & Zainullah Stanikzai Feb 19, 2012 - 16:20
KABUL/LASHKARGAH (PAN): Thirty-five drug traffickers were detained and a large amount of narcotics seized in the capital Kabul, officials said on Sunday.
The smugglers, arrested in different areas of Kabul, were involve in 31 cases of drug trafficking, Brig. Gen. Mohammad Zahir, the crime branch chief of the 101st Aasmayee Zone, told Pajhwok Afghan News.
He said more than 57 kilograms of hashish, 12 kg of heroin, 355 bottles of alcohol and more than 900 litres of intoxicant beverages were confiscated. The detainees are currently under investigation.
Elsewhere, two interpreters with NATO-led soldiers were held on drug-trafficking charges in southern Helmand province, said an intelligence official who wished anonymity.
Residents of Nangarhar and Baghlan provinces, the men were detained with eight kg of heroin in Greshk district late on Saturday.