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Govt officials involved in smuggling being punished: CJTF

Govt officials involved in smuggling being punished: CJTF

May 23, 2015 - 16:26

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Special attorney general of the Criminal Justice Task Force (CJTF) said on Saturday cases of government officials allegedly involved in drug trafficking would be referred to courts for action.

Baz Mohammad Hussain Hussainkhel during an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News said former commander of border police, district police chief in Takhar, the ninth police district crime branch chief and some other officials had been tried for their involvement in drug trafficking.

He would not bow to pressures for early who had been punished in drug related cases. “There is no space for government officials to interfere in CJTF affairs,” he added.

Afghanistaninfo-icon was the largest poppy producer in the worldinfo-icon where 90 percent of the illicit substance is produced.

According to CJTF, more than one tonne of heroin, 500 kilograms of morphine, more than 6.5 tonnes of opium, 500 kilograms of hashish and other kinds of chemical drugs were seized in the ongoing year.





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