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Man, woman detained on drug smuggling charges

Man, woman detained on drug smuggling charges

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Apr 18, 2019 - 17:12

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Two individuals, posing as pilgrims, tried to smuggle drugs to Saudi Arabia but were arrested in Hamid Karzai International Airport on Thursday, an official said.

Nasrat Rahimi, spokesman for the Ministry of Interior (MoI), told Pajhwok Afghan News the two individuals wanted to visit Jeddah to perform Umrah.

Around eight kilograms of drugs were seized from the pair that had skillfully concealed the narcotics in soap packs, shampoo, cream and boxes.

The detainees were being interrogated, he added. Counter-narcotics organs say drug smuggling to the UAE, Saudi Arabia and India has lately surged..

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