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Uruzgan police claim seizing 2,000 kg of drugs

Uruzgan police claim seizing 2,000 kg of drugs

Jan 17, 2015 - 20:20

TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Police on Saturday claimed seizing 2,000 kilograms of drugs being smuggled by two individuals in a vehicle in the capital of central Uruzgan province.

The pair wanted to smuggle the narcotics in a Mazda vehicle to the Nesh district of southern Kandahar province, but they were captured, said Col. Gulab Khan, the crime branch police chief.

He identified the two detainees as Noor Jan and Agha Sherin, both residents of Tirinkot’s Dek area. The two were paraded before media representatives by security officials at a press conference in the city.

Gulab Khan said the drugs seized belonged to big smugglers according to their investigation. But the suspects said the drugs had been given to them by their fathers for transferring to Nesh district.

“We were aware the stuff loaded to our vehicle was all drugs, but we had no courage to resist our elders’ move,” they said.

Col. Gulab Khan said police had detained a kidnapper and rescued a man he kidnapped two days ago from Tirinkot’s Surkh Murghab area. The alleged kidnapper, Musa Kalim, demanded 100,000 afghanis in ransom from the kidnapped man’s family, he said.

But Kalim told reporters he had kidnapped Abdullah to recover a loan from him.He kept Abdullah in a room and was waiting for his family to come and free him after paying the borrowed money.

But Abdullah denied borrowing money from Kalim. He said Kalim forcibly took away him on his motorcycle and tortured him in captivity. He thanked police for rescuing him.

Meanwhile, Col. Gulab Khan said two men involved in circulating forged currency had been detained. The detainees, residents of Helmand province, had arrived in Tirinkot with counterfeited Pakistani currency.


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