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Militants detained, drugs seized in south

Militants detained, drugs seized in south

Feb 01, 2012 - 14:32

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): A drug cache was seized by a combined Afghan and coalition security force during a patrol in Panjwai district of southern Kandahar province, the International Security Assistance Force (ISAFinfo-icon) said on Wednesday.

A statement from the NATOinfo-icon-led force said the cache consisted of approximately 27,272 kilograms of marijuana. “Security forces destroyed all drugs on site without incident.”

In the same district, the joint force discovered 250 kilograms of marijuana seeds, which were confiscated and would be destroyed at a later date.

In the provincial capital, Kandahar City, a Talibaninfo-icon leader was detained along with several associates during an operation. The detainee allegedly executed attacks against coalition forces in the Tarnek wa Jaldak district of Zabul province.

Another rebel leader was arrested during an operation in Maiwand district. The leader operated an attack cell in Helmand province and conducted assaults in Nahr-i-Saraj and Sangin districts.

Elsewhere in the south, a coalition patrol found 150 kilograms of marijuana seeds in the Nahr-i-Saraj district of Helmand province.


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