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6 drug-processing labs destroyed, 740 smugglers held

6 drug-processing labs destroyed, 740 smugglers held

Jul 04, 2016 - 12:12

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Six narcotics-processing laboratories have been destroyed and 111 vehicles and more than $2 million recovered from smugglers during operations across the country over the past three months, an official has said..

As many as 740 suspected drug smugglers were detained during the crackdown on illicit drugs, Deputy Interior Minister for Counter-Narcotics Baaz Mohammad Ahmadi was quoted as saying.

He told the Voice of America the arrests were made during 588 police operations, which also led to the confiscation of arms and ammunitions.

Police also seized 123 tonnes of drugs, but Anti-Narcotics Minister Khodaidad Hazara said compared to the 8,000 tonnes of narcotics produced in the country that cannot be counted as an achievement.

PANinfo-icon Monitor/mud


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