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228 held on drug charges in 3 months: CJTF

228 held on drug charges in 3 months: CJTF

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Jul 15, 2015 - 15:14

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The Criminal Justice Task Force (CJTF) on Wednesday said 228 people had been arrested in connection with drugs related crimes during the first three months of the current solar yearinfo-icon.

CJTF spokesman Ahmad Khalid Mowahid told Pajhwok Afghan News the detainees included foreigners, womeninfo-icon and government officials.

He said the task force had been referred 184 cases involving 228 suspects during the first three months of the current solar year.

He said the individuals had been arrested in 19 provinces including Kabul.

Drugs recovered from them included 1.5 tonnes of chemical items used in making heroin, half a tonne of morphine, nine tonnes of opium, 26 tonnes of hashish, 1.5 tonnes of solid chemical materials, two tonnes of liquid chemical materials and 6,000 liters of alcoholic beverages.

The suspects included two Iranian nationals, 11 civil service workers, seven women and a number of ordinary people, Mowahid said.

He said the cases were under investigation and the relevant courts would decide them soon.

He said most of the cases currently being investigated belonged to Kabul, Kandahar and Nimroz provinces.

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