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800kg of drugs seized in Herat in 10 months

800kg of drugs seized in Herat in 10 months

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Jan 06, 2018 - 20:44

HEART CITY (Pajhwok): Authorities seized more than 800 kilograms of narcotics and arrested 336 individuals in connection with the drugs in western Herat province in past 10 months, an official said Saturday.

Hameedullah Nasrat Nasratzada, Herat counter-narcotics department head, told reporters here that apart from 812 kilograms of drugs, 35,870 liters of chemical and alcoholic drinks, 605 kilograms of solid chemical had also been recovered in the province during the period.

Security personnel also recovered 12.4 million afghanis, 50,000 US dollars, 10,000 Pakistani rupees, 360,000 Iranian currency from the 336 detainees including four Iranian citizens and seven womeninfo-icon.

Five weapons and 43 cars and motorcycles were also confiscated from the detained individuals, he said.

Deputy police chief Aminullah Amin said police recently recovered 130 kilograms of narcotics concealed cleverly in a vehicle loaded with marble stones.

But Kamran Alizai, head of the Provincial Council, spurned the claims of the counter-narcotic department as ‘false’.

He added the amount of narcotics the counter-narcotics department had torched was not identified.

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