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38 drug traffickers sent behind bars

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KABUL: At least 38 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 Tuesday that 38 drug traffickers including two women sentenced to three-10 years’ incarceration after examining their dossiers by primary and appeal court of CJTF.   

According to the statement, four drug dealers were sentenced to three to 10 years’ jail by primary courts of CJTF and 34 others including two women to different period of prison by appeal court of CJTF.

Counter Narcotics Police (CNP) has seized over 7kg heroin and 300kg hashish from the aforementioned convicted drug runners, the statement added.

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

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 26 suspected drug traffickers during operation in different provinces.

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