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Crime crackdown: Kabul police arrest 411 suspects

By Akhtar M. Nikzad-KABUL: Kabul police arrested 411 suspects during an operation to track down people wanted in different criminal cases. The suspects, who were wanted in connection with offences such as theft, assault, kidnapping, carjacking, burglary and criminal damage, were detained in the past three weeks.

Speaking at a press conference here on Sunday, Kabul Police Chief Abdul Rahman Rahmi told newsmen that as a result of the crackdown, police arrested at least 411 individuals who were involved in 183 criminal cases.

Rahimi said that police discovered a wine factory in the sixth jurisdiction of Kabul City. The factory was producing wine using foreign trademarks. During the raid on the factory, police seized at least 2,400 bottles of wine and two AK47 assault rifles. Three people were also arrested.

Eight of the suspects were wanted in kidnapping cases; 28 suspects in 16 murder cases; 73 suspects in 59 cases of theft; 18 suspects in robbery cases; 12 suspects in carjacking cases; 21 suspects in arms smuggling; and 64 suspects including women were detained on the charges of moral crimes.

According to him, police discovered 24 BM1 missiles from Char Asiab district of Kabul province and detained 237 loafers and 69 drug sellers.

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