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29 drug traffickers sentenced to years in prison

AT News Report

KABUL: At least 29 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) that 29 drug traffickers sentenced to two – 15 years’ incarceration after examining their dossiers by primary and appeal court of CJTF.   

The Counter Narcotics Police (CNP) seized 1,590kg heroin, over 26kg morphine, 18kg opium, 60kg hashish and 16kg crystal from the aforementioned convicted drug runners, mentioned statement.

At the same period, CNP has arrested 44 suspected drug traffickers including one woman during operation in different provinces.

Out of 44 drug traffickers, eight of them were those smugglers planned to smuggle drug through Hamid Karzai international airport to India, who were identified and arrested.

Statement said that after examining the evidences and arguments from both sides the CJTF courts has convicted the accused traffickers, mentioned statement.

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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