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Nangarhar police detain 22 on drugs, arms smuggling charge

Nangarhar police detain 22 on drugs, arms smuggling charge

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Feb 21, 2019 - 20:56

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Police arrested 22 individuals and recovered 301 kilograms of drugs and 105 weapons they wanted to smuggle in a period of 21 days in eastern Nangarhar province, the new governor said Thursday.

Shah Mohmood Miakhel told media persons here that the drugs and weapons were confiscated as a result of joint forces operations in the province.

He said of the suspects 17 had been arrested in connection with smuggling 301 kilograms of drugs and five others over smuggling 105 weapons.

The governor added the detainees were under investigation at the provincial police headquarters.

He assured people that security forces were strongly committed to arresting those involved in illicit activities like smuggling in the province.

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