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23 drug traffickers sent behind bars

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KABUL: At least 23 drug runners pleaded guilty to drug trafficking and were sentenced to year behind bars in the past one week.

A statement issued by the courts of Criminal Justice Task Force (CJTF) said that four drug traffickers sentenced to16-30 years’ incarceration after examining their dossiers by primary and the remained 19 drug dealers were sentenced to different period of prison by appeal court of CJTF.   

Counter Narcotics Police (CNP) has seized 37g heroin, over 21kg morphine and 4kg crystal from the aforementioned convicted drug runners, the statement mentioned.

At the same period, CNP has arrested 39 suspected drug traffickers including two women during operation in different provinces.

Out of 39 drug traffickers, two of them were those smugglers planned to smuggle drug through Hamid Karzai International Airport to India, who were identified and arrested.

According to the statement after examining the evidences and arguments from both sides, the CJTF courts has convicted the accused trafficker.

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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