Pajhwok Services

Photo Service

SMS News Service

Pajhwok combines its expertise and experience in news reporting with a telecom firm and thus reach a wider audience in an 
effective way.

To subscribe: 
English News Update : Send 83 to 824
Dari News Update : Send 84 to 824
Pashto News Update : Send 85 to 824

Election Coverage

Special Mining Page

Afghan Peace Process Special Page

Addvertise With Pajhwok

Daily Newsletter

Sending Time (GMT / Kabul time)

Suggest a Story

Pajhwok is interested in your story suggestions. Please tell us your thoughts by clicking here.

Man held with 850g of heroin at Kabul airport

Man held with 850g of heroin at Kabul airport

Mar 12, 2013 - 15:05

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): Customs officials detained a man with nearly 850 grams of heroin as he tried to board a flight to New Delhi at the Kabul International Airport, on Tuesday, the Ministry of Finance said.


The alleged smuggler was arrested before he could board a New Delhi-bound fight and was handed over to counternarcotics police for further investigation, the ministry said in a statement.

Meanwhile, Russia’s Federal Drug Control Service (FSKN) said almost 21 tons of heroin have been seized in an operation in eastern Nangarhar province.

FSKN head Viktor Ivanov several drug production labs were destroyed and almost 21 tons of heroin seized during the yesterday operation. He said FSKN officers had taken part in the “unique operation.” “Twenty-one tons is, in essence, the annual volume of drugs brought into Russia,” Ivanov said.

The United Nations says some 20 percent of the almost 400 tons of heroin produced annually in Afghanistaninfo-icon travel through Central Asia before reaching the Russian market.




Related Article

Download “Pajhwok” mobile App, on your smartphone to read and access latest news, features, interviews, videos and photos about Afghanistan.


Add new comment


Twitter Update