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17 men sentenced to prison in connection with drug trafficking

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KABUL: At least 17 drug runners found guilty of drug trafficking and have been sentenced to years behind bars.

A statement issued by the Courts of Criminal Justice Task Force (CJTF) said that seven drug traffickers were sentenced to 2-30 years’ incarceration after examining their dossiers by the primary court of CJTF. These persecutions had occurred during the past one week.

10 others were also sentenced to several years’ prison by the appeal court of CJTF. 

Counter Narcotics Police (CNP) had also seized 21.26kg heroin, 76kg morphine, 500kg opium, 1520kg poppy seeds, 310kg hashish and 4kg crystal from the aforementioned convicted drug runners, the statement mentioned.

At the same period, CNP and other intelligence forces have arrested 48 suspected drug traffickers, including a woman during operation in different provinces. Dossiers of the detained drug runners were sent to a related organ for further inquiry.

These culprits were detained in Kabul, Takhar, Helmand, Nangarhar, Kunar, Herat, Ghor, Sar-e-Pul, Nimroz and Parwan provinces.

According to the statement after examining the evidence and arguments from both sides, the CJTF court has convicted the accused traffickers.

All the convicted drug traffickers would have defense attorneys for their legal defense and will be convicted after separate judicial trials based on the evidence brought before the court and the Counter Narcotics Law of Afghanistan.

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