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24 drug traffickers sent behind bars

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KABUL: At least 24 drug runners were sent behind bars in the past one week.

The Courts of Criminal Justice Task Force (CJTF) said that five drug traffickers sentenced to four to 10 years’ incarceration after examining their dossiers by primary court and the remaining 19 drug dealers were sentenced to different periods of prison by the appeal court of CJTF.

Counter Narcotics Police (CNP) has seized 11kg heroin, 83kg opium, 1232kg hashish and over 22kg crystal from the aforementioned convicted drug runners, CJTC said in a statement.

At the same period, CNP has arrested 41 suspected drug traffickers including a woman during operation in different provinces.

The convicted culprits were arrested from Kabul, Nangarhar, Herat, Zabul, Logar, Takhar, Helmand, Daykundi, Kandahar, Khost, Balkh and Badakhshan 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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