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84 drug smugglers arrested, convicted in a month: CJTF

84 drug smugglers arrested, convicted in a month: CJTF

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Feb 24, 2019 - 17:00

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Police arrested 84 narcotics smugglers, including eight womeninfo-icon, from different parts of the country during the past one month, the Criminal Justice Task Force (CJTF) said on Sunday.

Khalid Moahid, CJTF spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the detainees were sentenced from one and a half years to 18 years in jail by the primary and appellate courts in connection with 51 cases of drug smuggling.

He said 36 including six women were convicted by the primary court and 48 others including one woman were convicted by the appellate court in connection with 29 drugs related cases.

The convicts had been detained by detective and intelligence organs smuggling mover than 60 kilograms of heroin, 80 kilograms of morphine, more than 2,869 kilograms of opium, more than 1,560kg of hashish, more than 17kg of crystal meth, 526 liters of chemicals, 1,074 liters of alcohol, more than a kilogram of tablet-K, 78kg of solid chemicals and 22 liters of acid, he said.

Moahid said 16 of the convicts tried to smuggle heroin in their stomachs and in their travel bags from Kabul International Airport to India and the UAE.

He said 25 vehicles, three motorcycles, three weapons, 113 mobile phone sets were also seized from the smugglers. He added 255,179 afghanis and 7,561 US dollars were also confiscated from the convicts and deposited in the Da Afghanistaninfo-icon Bank (ADB)’s certain account.

In the previous month of 1397 solar yearinfo-icon, 33 people were arrested in connection with 17 drugs related cases.

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