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22 drug traffickers sent behind bars

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KABUL: At least 22 drug runners were sentenced to years behind bars in the past one week after they found guilty of drug trafficking.

A statement by courts of Criminal Justice Task Force (CJTF) said Wednesday that 22 drug traffickers sentenced to 3-8 years’ incarceration after examining their dossiers by primary and appeal courts of the CJTF.   

Counter Narcotics Police (CNP) has seized 3kg heroin, 37kg opium, 55kg hashish and 19g crystal from the aforementioned convicted drug runners, the statement added.

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

All the convicted drug traffickers would have defense attorneys for their legal defense and would be convicted after separate judicial trials based on the evidence brought before the court and the Counter Narcotics law of Afghanistan.

At the same period, CNP has arrested 11 suspected drug traffickers during operation in different provinces.

Out of 11 drug traffickers, four of them including a woman were those smugglers, who planned to smuggle drugs through Hamid Karzai International Airport to India, who identified and arrested by police.

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