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277 detained in Kabul over various crimes

277 detained in Kabul over various crimes

May 11, 2016 - 17:48

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): As many as 277 people have been detained by police accused of different crimes in capital Kabul over the past 20 days, an official said on Wednesday.

Maj. Gen. Abdul Rahman Rahimi, the 101st Asmayee Zone police commander, told a news conference here that the accused were arrested in connection with 118 crimes in different areas of Kabul city.

He said 12 detainees faced murder charges, 63 robbery, 13 carried illegal weapons, 22 caused injuries to others, 55 sold and trafficked drugs and 53 were involved in moral crimes.

Dozens of kilograms of narcotics and alcoholic beverages have been recovered from the detainees, he said.

Rahimi said police had seized six pistols and Kalashnikovs, some bullets and a number of magnetic bombs. He added 162 persons involved in street harassment had also been detained and were released after a guarantee.



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