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Five drug traffickers arrested

AT-KABUL: The court of Criminal Justice Task Force (CJTF) on Tuesday said that five drug runners were arrested through different operations last week in the country.

“Five smugglers were apprehended by the counter-narcotics police through different crackdowns in Kabul, Nangarhar, and Paktia provinces,” the CJTF said in a statement.

More than eight kilograms of Heroin, 1126 kilograms of hashish, 881 liters of alcoholic beverages, one car and three mobile phone sets were found and confiscated from the above-mentioned smugglers’ hideouts, said the statement.

The statement added that after the primary investigation, the detained drug traffickers were handed over to the CJTF for further prosecution.

Officials at the center have pointed out that 31 people including an Iranian national were arrested and handed over to the center from different provinces in the past two months.


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