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    21 tonnes of drugs set alight in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): More than 20 tonnes of drugs were torched in Kabul on Wednesday when officials said Afghanistan needed international assistance in the fight against narcotics -- a top priority of the new government.

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    70 kg of drugs seized near Iran border

    ZARANJ (Pajhwok):  Police seized 70 kilograms of drugs from a car near the Iranian border in southwestern Nimroz province, an official said on Sunday.

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    640kg of opium seized in separate operations

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Police have seized 640 kilograms of opium during separate operations in Helmand and Badakhshan provinces, the Ministry of Interior announced on Friday.


    Anti-drug strategy a failure: Mubarez

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Acting Counter-narcotics Minister Din Mohammad Mubarez on Tuesday acknowledged the government’s strategy was a failure and so far no proper effort had been made in this regard.

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    2 heroin smugglers held at Kabul airport

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Police have detained at the Kabul International Airport two people trying to smuggle drugs to India, the Ministry of Interior said on Sunday.

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    140kg of drugs recovered in Nimroz

    ZARANJ (Pajhwok): As many as 140 kilograms of drugs were seized by police in western Nimroz province, an official said Thursday.


    Narcotics yield, trade and use on the rise

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Marking World Anti-Narcotics Day, participants of a gathering in the capital of northern Balkh province on Saturday raised their concerns about increasing poppy cultivation, drug smuggling and use in the country.

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    550 kg of narcotics seized in Nimroz

    KABUL/ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Police have detained two smugglers and recovered 550 kilograms of narcotics during a cleanup operation in the Khashruad district of southwestern Nimroz province, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said in a statement on Tuesday.

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    Afghanistan still big drugs producing country

    KABUL (Pajhwok): More than $7 billion were utilized in the struggle against drugs over the past 13 years in Afghanistan but the country still stood first in terms of producing drugs in the world.


    Minister unveils new regional policy on drugs

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Counternarcotics Minister Din Mohammad Mubariz Rashidi on Sunday launched a new policy on regional and international cooperation to control drug trafficking and production in Afghanistan.