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CJTF sentences 32 drug-related suspects to prison

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KABUL: Over the past one week, at least 32 suspects have pleaded guilty to drug trafficking and have been sentenced to 30 years in prison, a statement from the Criminal Justice Task Force (CJTF) said Tuesday.

A statement issued by CJTF said that 32 drug traffickers were sentenced to over 30 years in jail after their dossiers were examined by primary and appellate courts of CJTF.   

Moreover, the Counter Narcotics Police (CNP) seized 25kg heroin, over 149kg opium, 196kg hashish and 4kg crystal from the aforementioned convicted drug runners, the statement added.

Meanwhile, CNP has arrested 28 suspected drug traffickers, including one woman, during an operation in different provinces.

Out of the detained 28 drug traffickers, two of them were those who were destined for smuggling narcotics to India through Hamid Karzai International Airport. However, they were identified and arrested just in time.

The statement further added that after vetting the evidence and arguments from both sides, the CJTF courts convicted the accused of drug trafficking.

The convicted drug traffickers had access to attorneys for their legal defense and had been sent to jails after separate judicial trials were held for them based on the evidence presented and according to Counter Narcotics Law of Afghanistan.

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