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16 held on drug trafficking charge in a week

16 held on drug trafficking charge in a week

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May 11, 2016 - 18:58

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Sixteen drug traffickers, including two womeninfo-icon, have been arrested by the counternarcotics police, the Criminal Justice Task Force (CJTF) said on Wednesday.

The traffickers were detained in Baghlan, Nangarhar, Kandahar and Kabul provinces during the past one week, CJTF spokesman Khalid Moahid told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Their cases have been shared with CJTF for investigation, he said, adding 87 kilograms of heroin, 471 kilograms of morphine, 127kg of opium and more than 1,550kg of hashish had been recovered from the detainees.

He said more than 19,000kg of chemicals, eight vehicles, a rocket shell and 23 sets of mobile telephones had also been recovered from the detainees.

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