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Woman held with 730kg of opium in Takhar capital

Woman held with 730kg of opium in Takhar capital

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Nov 08, 2019 - 13:45

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): A woman has been detained on drug smuggling charges in Taloqan, the capital of northern Takhar province, an official said on Friday.

Police spokesman Aseer Khalil told Pajhwok Afghan News counter-narcotics police arrested the woman with 730 kilograms of opium Thursday evening.

The woman, trying to smuggle the drugs from Kalfagan district to the provincial capital, was arrested at a checkpoint, the official said.

Khalil identified the detainee as Khal Nisa, daughter of Yar Mohammad and a resident of Kalfagan. The woman is currently under investigation.

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