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3 traffickers killed, 790kg of hashish seized in Logar

3 traffickers killed, 790kg of hashish seized in Logar

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Apr 23, 2019 - 11:39

PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Security forces have recovered 790 kilograms of drugs in the Khoshi district of central Logar province, an official claimed on Tuesday.

Police chief Col. Raham Khuda Mukhlis told Pajhwok Afghan News the security forces conducted a raid in Kafar Dara locality on Monday night.

He said 790 kilograms of hashish were recovered during the raid and three drug traffickers killed in the firefight, he said, adding one vehicle was also seized.

He said the security forces had decided to expand the crackdown on smugglers, land grabbers and powerful individuals.

Provincial Council Chairman Haseebullah Stanikzai acknowledged Logar had become a transit area for the smuggling of drugs. He stressed elimination of the scourge.

Nearly 1,500 kilograms of drugs have been recovered in Logar since the start of the new solar yearinfo-icon, authorities say.

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