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Counter narcotic police arrest 81 drug traffickers

In a major drug busts, counter narcotic police have apprehended eighty one drug traffickers in a series of stings over past month, said the country’s anti-narcotic authority on Tuesday.

The Court of Criminal Justice Task Force said that its primary court has indicted 81 drug dealers including two women in different crackdowns in the past one month. The drug runners were arrested by CNP through different crackdown in various provinces and were handed over to CJTF for criminal proceedings.

Out of 81 drug traffickers, 34 of them were those smugglers, who planned to smuggle heroin and hashish placed in their abdomen boxes through Hamid Karzai airport to India. 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.

Some 114, kg heroin, 13kg morphine, 532kg opium, 869kg hashish, 1kg crystal, and 6627 tablets of K discovered and seized in connection to the aforementioned cases. On the other hand, at the same period CJTF primary court has convicted 33 drug runners including two women to six months-16 years prison.

The appellate court of CJTF also has convicted 27 smugglers including a woman to short and prolong imprisonment. Kabul with highest case of drug smuggling stands first and Nangarhar second province in sequence.

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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