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5 tonnes of drug recovered in Nimroz

5 tonnes of drug recovered in Nimroz

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Jan 12, 2013 - 19:31

HERAT CITY (PANinfo-icon): A huge drug cache was seized in the Khashrod district of southwestern Nimroz province, an official said on Saturday.

Afghan and International Security Assistance Forces (ISAFinfo-icon) personnel recovered the drugs from a compound during a joint operation, the district chief said.

Mohammad Hashim Noorzai told Pajhwok Afghan News the Iran-bound cache contained 100 kilograms of opium and 4,900 kg of hashish.

One smuggler was shot dead after he confronted the security forces. It was the biggest drug cache recovered ever in the province, Noorzai revealed.

Another suspected smuggler, who was passing by in a car, was killed in an ISAF airstrike, he concluded.

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