NCP vehicles used for drug smuggling in Baghlan, say locals
PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): Residents of northern Baghlan province have demanded non-custom-paid (NCP) vehicles be impounded as they are used in the smuggling of drugs with the complicity of security officials.
Mohammad Karim, member of the transport union, told Pajhwok Afghan News the number of NCP vehicles had increased in the past two years in Pul-i-Khumri, the provincial capital, and Baghlan district.
Such vehicles are badly affecting the business of custom-paid cars, he says, adding people and drivers are concerned over the increasinguse of NCP automobile for robberies. The NCP vehicles are also damaging the business of showroom dealers.
Taxi driver Khan Mohammad worksall day long but is still unable to meet expenses of his family. He has purchased a taxiwith legal documents for $5,000, but the influx of unregistered vehicles has hit him hard.
Meanwhile, Traffic DirectorCol. Ahmad Shah Khushiwalconfirms the presence of a large number of non-custom-paid cars. But he hastens to promise traffic police will take action against such vehicles in coming days.
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