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40 graft-tainted persons detained in Herat this year

40 graft-tainted persons detained in Herat this year

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Nov 13, 2019 - 18:19

HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Forty persons, including 18 government officials, have been arrested over corruption charges and not paying customs taxes in western Herat province, an official on Wednesday.

Jilani Farhad, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the men were first recognized and then detained by National Directorate of security (NDSinfo-icon) personnel during the ongoing year.

He said the detainees included Herat exit gate director, investigation officers, scale employees and 22 commissioners and customs officials. The detainees have been referred to judicial organs for further investigation.

Ghulam Sayeed, a resident of Herat City, said NDS personnel had several times arrested such corrupt people but administrative corruption remained in Herat.

Ghulam Sarwar, another resident, said huge corruption took place in Herat customs and urged the government to work on a new mechanism to prevent corruption at customs’ offices.

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