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Opium, hashish seized in Helmand

Opium, hashish seized in Helmand

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Feb 17, 2013 - 15:00

LASHKARGAH (PAN): More than 1200 kilograms of opium and raw hashish were seized in two separate operations in southern Helmand province, the worldinfo-icon’s largest opium-producing region, an official said on Sunday.

One thousand kg of raw hashish destined for Pakistaninfo-icon were seized from tractors in the Rego area of Garmser district, provincial police chief, Col. Abdul Nabi Alham, told Pajhwok Afghan News. The driver managed to escape.

Separately, 240 kg of opium was recovered by Khanshin and Deshu police from a car in the Wazirabad area of the province, he said. A car was burnt during a clash between drug traffickers, insurgents and police.

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