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Herat police seize chemical worth $1.5m

Herat police seize chemical worth $1.5m

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Aug 08, 2018 - 17:11

HERAT (Pajhwok): Police in western Herat province have seized a container carrying a chemical substance worth $1.5 million allegedly used in making drugs including heroin, an official said on Wednesday.

Hameedullah Nasratzada, counter-narcotics director for Herat, told reporter here that one person had been arrested in connection with the recovered material.

He said the illicit material in liquid form weighing 20 liters was filled in 350 small bottles and was entered Afghanistaninfo-icon via the Islam Qala Port from Iran labeled as washing substance.

Nasratzada said it was the third shipment of chemical materials captured by police this year.  He asked the government to take more effective steps to prevent the smuggling of harmful chemicals to the country.

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