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    Drug abuse goes out of control

    The country’s deaddiction centres are not able to keep up with the spiraling drug abuse. With nearly 1.6 million addicts including children and women the rampant use of an assortment of drugs has become a serious public health crisis. The Independent Media Consortium (IMC) Productions investigates.*

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    Drug being sold openly in Maidan Wardak

    MAIDAN SHAHAR (Pajhwok): Local officials and residents on Wednesday said drugs were being openly sold in some shops in Maidan Shahar, the capital of central Maidan Wardak province.

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    245 kg of drugs, 160 kg of explosives seized

    PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): Narcotics weighing 245 kilograms were seized in northern Baghlan province, officials said on Wednesday, when 160 kilograms of explosives were defused in central Daikundi.

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    Italian held with drugs at Kabul airport

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Police arrested an Italian citizen with drugs at the Kabul International Airport, officials said on Sunday.

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    Drugs seized, police killed in Helmand

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Hundreds of kilograms of drugs were recovered by police following a five hours clash in the Khanshin district of southern Helmand province, officials said on Monday.

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    Afghan detained in Delhi with cocaine

    KABUL (Pajhwok): An Afghan citizen has been detained with four kilograms of cocaine in the Indian capital New Delhi, a media report said on Wednesday.

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    865 drug smugglers detained in 3 months

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A counternarcotics ministry official on Tuesday claimed at least 865 smugglers had been detained and 76 tonnes of drugs recovered during the last three months.


    Tajikistani police kill 5 smugglers this year

     TALOQAN (Pajhwok): Five drug smugglers had been killed during this year by the Tajikistan border police, local officials said.

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    3 militants killed, 14 smugglers held

    KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Three militants killed and 14 smugglers arrested as a result of operations during the current week in southern Kandahar province, security official said.

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    Police foil bid to smuggle drugs to Iran

    ZARANJ (PAN): Police have foiled an attempt to smuggle more than 130 kilograms of drugs to Iran in southwestern Nimroz province, officials said on Thursday.