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More than 500kg of drugs seized in 3 provinces; 2 suspects detained

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More than 500kg of drugs seized in 3 provinces; 2 suspects detained

Dec 01, 2015 - 12:47

KUNDUZ CITY/PUL-I-KHUMRI/ZARANJ (Pajhwok): More than 500 kilograms of drugs have been seized by law-enforcement agencies in Kunduz, Baghlan and Nimroz provinces, officials said on Tuesday.

Brig. Gen. Mohammad Qasim Jangalbagh, police chief for Kunduz, told Pajhwok Afghan News 180 kilograms of narcotics were seized from a truck on its way from Badakhshan to Kabulinfo-icon.

He said two suspects had been detained in connection with the seizure in Kisa Topak area on the Kunduz-Baghlan highway. Both have reportedly confessed to tracking the drugs.

Elsewhere, intelligence personnel in Baghlan claimed seizing 200 kilograms of hashish. An official of the provincial National Directorate of Security (NDSinfo-icon) said the drugs were recovered from a truck carrying coal from Samangan to Kabul.

According to another report, 126 kilograms of hashish were discovered in Nimroz, Counter-Narcotics chief Maj. Mohammad Pervez Sarwari said. The hashish was seized during an operation in Chakhansor district.

The official said the drugs had been concealed in a ruined place in special plastics. No one had been detained in connection with the seizure, Sarwari added.



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