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321 detained with 58 tonnes of drugs in 3 months

321 detained with 58 tonnes of drugs in 3 months

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Jun 25, 2019 - 18:24

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): More than 320 people have been arrested and 58 tonnes of drugs recovered from their possession during the first three months of the ongoing solar yearinfo-icon, an official said on Tuesday.

Ahmad Khalid Mowahid, the Counter Narcotics Justice Center (CNJC) spokesman, told media persons that these individuals had been arrested in connection with 258 drug smuggling cases.

He said 72 detainees, including six womeninfo-icon, wanted to traffic heroin via the Kabul Airport in their stomachs and boxes to India, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and to some western countries.

He said the accused possessed nearly 450 kilograms of shisha, more than 360 kilograms of heroin, 86 kilograms of morphine, nearly 2.5 tonnes of opium, 3.6 tonnes of hashish, nearly 20 kilograms of chemical and 4,500 kilograms of Tablet-K.

Their cases were referred to the CNJC courts which awarded them different jail sentences, Mowahid added.

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