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Over 200 addicts shifted to Kabul for treatment

Over 200 addicts shifted to Kabul for treatment

Feb 25, 2019 - 23:51

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): As many 206 drug addicts have been shifted to capital Kabulinfo-icon for treatment from eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Monday.

As the number of drug addicts surged, some had been sifted to Kabul for treatment, said the local officials.

Governor Shah Mahmood Miakhel told Pajhwok Afghan News there was the capacity of 215 drug addicts, including 65 womeninfo-icon in Nangarhar.

He said 206 drugs addicts had been rounded up from different parts of the province within three days and all of them were dispatched to Kabul for their treatment.

He said the provincial police headquarters and counter-narcotics department’s officials launched campaign in cooperation of families to collect drugs addicts in the province.

Miakhel added police have arrested 16 individuals in connection with 296 kilograms of drugs charges in the past few days.

Meanwhile, provincial counter-narcotics department’s head Mohammad Idress Safi said if job opportunities were provided for certain addicts after their rehabilitation they might not to return to addiction.



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