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36 drug traffickers sent behind bars

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KABUL: At least 36 drug runners were found guilty to drug trafficking and were sentenced to years of imprisonment in the past one week.

A statement issued by the Courts of Criminal Justice Task Force (CJTF) said Tuesday that two drug traffickers were sentenced to two and half-16 years of incarceration after examining their dossiers by the primary court of CJTF.

According to the statement, 34 others were also sentenced to several years in prison by the appeal court of CJTF.  

The Counter Narcotics Police (CNP) has seized 47.698kg heroin, 11kg opium, 115.kg hashish and 189kg crystal from the aforementioned convicted drug runners, the statement mentioned.

At the same period, CNP and other intelligence forces have arrested 23 suspected drug traffickers, including two women during operation in different provinces. Dossiers of the detained drug runners have been sent to a related organ for further inquiry.

These culprits were detained with drugs in Kabul, Jawzjan, Parwan, Nimroz, Badakhshan and Takhar provinces.

According to the statement after examining the evidence and arguments from both sides, the CJTF court has convicted the accused traffickers.

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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