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CJTF jails 18 people on drug smuggling charges

CJTF jails 18 people on drug smuggling charges

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Apr 10, 2018 - 18:34

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Eighteen people, including a woman, have been sentenced to jail terms ranging from two to five years on drug smuggling charges during the past one week, an official said on Tuesday.

The accused were handed down the sentences in open hearings by the appellant court of the Criminal Justice Task force (CJTF), said CJTF spokesman Khalid Mohid.

He told Pajhwok Afghan News that the woman was among seven others who had been arrested by police in connection with smuggling of drugs.

In the open hearings lasting a week, the seven and 11 more detainees were sentenced to different jail terms by the CJTF court.

Police had recovered 299 kilograms of hashish besides cash money, 16 mobiles and two vehicles from the convicts.

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