LASHKARGAH (PAN): Police raided the house of a woman accused of selling drugs in Lashkargah, the capital of southern Helmand province, arresting 15 people, including two girls, an official said on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON (PAN): The US on Monday said it was committed to fighting drug trafficking in Afghanistan and reducing their flow outside as a latest UN report warned opium cultivation has been increasing for a third year in a row in the war-torn country.
FAIZABAD (PAN): Two heroin processing laboratories were destroyed and 35 kilograms of drugs and chemicals recovered during an operation by counternarcotics police in northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Monday.
KABUL (PAN): Nine international drug mafia members were among thousands detained in connection with drug smuggling and trade over the past one year in Afghanistan, the world's largest opium producer, an official said on Thursday.
KABUL (PAN): US Ambassador Stephen G. McFarland and Minister of Counter-Narcotics Zarar Moqbel Osmani on Tuesday signed an agreement allocating $18.2 million (939 million afghanis) for programs supported by the Good Performers Initiative (GPI) awards.