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12 drug traffickers sentenced to prison

AT-KABUL: The court of Criminal Justice Task Force (CJTF) on Tuesday said that 12 drug traffickers have been sentenced to short-term and long-term incarcerations.

In a press statement, CJTF said its primary and appellate courts have sentenced 12 drug smugglers to 6 months to 20 years behind bars.

Counter Narcotics Police (CNP) has seized over 233kg heroin, 99kg morphine, 20kg opium, over 168kg hashish and 90 liters stille chloride from the aforementioned convicted drug runners, added statement.

On the other hand 15 drug runners were apprehended by CNP through different crackdown in various provinces and were handed over to CJTF for criminal proceedings.

A woman also was arrested among the drug runners, added statement.

Out of the 15 smugglers, five of them were arrested in different crackdown in Hamid Karzai international airport in Kabul, who by placing heroin in their abdomen and boxes planned to transfer to India, added statement.

Statement said that the investigation is going on over the dossier of the all indicts by the CJTF, which after examining the evidences and arguments from both sides the CJTF will convict the accused traffickers, added statement.

The remained 10 other drug traffickers were arrested from Kabul, Parwan, Kandahar, Kapisa, Laghman and Balkh provinces.

Some 9kg heroin, over38kg opium, 151kg hashish and 94kg crystal discovered and seized from the arrested smugglers, noted the 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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