2 held with 145 kg drugs in Nimroz, Jawzjan
ZARANJ/SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Police in southwestern Nimroz and northern Jawzjan provinces on Wednesday arrested two alleged smugglers and recovered 145 kilogram drugs from their possession, officials said.
Police Chief Brig. Gen. Mohammad Qasim Jangal Bagh, said the contraband was concealed in the track and recovered by police during search at the zero point area of the border between Afghanistan and Iran.
He said the truck was empty and was heading to Iran to bring imported goods back to Afghanistan from Abbas Port in Iran.
Provincial Council Member Mula Gul Ahmad praised police officials in controlling smuggling of drugs to foreign countries.
Ahmad said the government should take effective steps by destroying poppy crops and provide urea and refined seeds to farmers to cultivate wheat and other crops.
Last week, police also captured 50 kilograms of heroin from a truck that was being smuggled to Iran.
Elsewhere, police recovered 15 kilograms of morphine from a car in Shiberghan, the provincial capital of northern Jawzjan province, and detained an individual.
Counternarcotics Director Col. Mohammad Afzal Imamzada said the smuggler wanted to shift the illicit material to Dawlatabad district of Faryab province.
He blamed militants to facilitate smugglers because some part of Dawaltabad district was in Taliban control.
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