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Women among 10 drug smugglers nabbed in a week: CJTF

Women among 10 drug smugglers nabbed in a week: CJTF

Oct 11, 2017 - 19:43

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok):  Ten individuals, including three womeninfo-icon, have been detained in various provinces by counternarcotics police during the past one week.

A statement from the Criminal Justice Task Force (CJTF) said the persons have been detained in connection with nine cases in Kabul, Herat, Parwan, Kunduz and Paktia provinces.

It said three individuals were arrested at the Hamid Karzai International Airport for attempting to smuggle two kilograms of heroin to India. The statement said cases of those arrested were sent to CJTF for further legal proceedings.

About 46 kgs of heroin, more than 13 kgs of opium, 924 kgs of hashish and over 1,796 litres of alcoholic drinks were also recovered from the detainees, it said.

In addition, $600 cash, two weapons, 12 mobile sets, three bullets, a vehicle belonging to the traffickers were also confiscated.

Two days ago, jail terms of 18 prisoners convicted on drugs related charges were either set free from Pul-i-Charkhi Jail or their sentences reduced in compliance with a Presidential Pardon decree.

The latest incident of capturing drugs took place in western Heart province where police seized 16 kgs of opium from a stagecoach type vehicle. The driver was arrested.



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