264 kg drugs seized from truck in Zabul
QALAT (Pajhwok): Police seized a truck and recovered 264 kilograms of drugs from it in southern Zabul province, an official said on Wednesday.
Two men on the truck were also detained in connection with the drugs, Zabul police chief Brig. Gen. Ghulam Sakhi Rogh Lewanai told Pajhwok Afghan News.
The narcotics included 245 kilograms of opium and 19 kg of heroin, he said, adding the drugs were destined for Kabul from western Herat province.
The truck was captured at the Kharwarin check-point on the Zabul-Herat highway following a tip off.
Rogh Lewanai said a large number of smugglers had been arrested and a huge quantity of drugs seized by police during the ongoing year. The detainees had been referred to attorneys for prosecution, he said.
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