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28 sentenced to prison on drug charges

AT-KABUL: Some 28 drug traffickers have been sentenced by the court of Criminal Justice Task Force to short and long term imprisonment, the court said on Tuesday.
The primary and appellate court of CJTF have sentenced 28 drug smugglers to prison terms spanning from one year to 16 years, said a CJTF statement on Tuesday.
Counter-narcotics police have captured over 49kg heroin, 17kg morphine, 14kg opium, 1,815kg hashish, and 2kg K Tables, 600 liters of hydrochloride and 1224 liters of alcoholic beverages from the convicts, it said.
The anti-drug police also have arrested eleven drug dealers in several counternarcotics crackdowns in various provinces, having turned them to CJTF for criminal investigations. Out of the 11 smugglers, three had been arrested while trying to smuggle heroin in their abdomen and suspicious boxes from Kabul international airport, heading towards India.
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 eight other drug traffickers were arrested from Kabul, Nangarhar, Balkh, Herat, and Baghlan provinces.
Some 6kg heroin, 23kg opium, 1951kg hashish, 115kg crystal, 47 tables of K and 704 liters of alcoholic beverages 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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