Kabul: Pul-e-Sokhta, in the west of Kabul, has for more than 20 years been the hub for drug addicts and their dealers in the city, but this week, the area was cleared by police, officials said.
Kabul Police spokesman, said that Pul-e- Sokhta has been completely cleared of drug addicts and that those rounded up have been sent to rehabilitation centers. The addicts mostly lived under a bridge over the Kabul River.
“In the heart of Kabul, the blood-thirsty mafia mouth of the murderous drug addict named Pule Sokhta was free of humans for the first time today,” He tweeted.
Meanwhile, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has said in its latest report that opium cultivation has increased by 32% this year compared to last year in Afghanistan and the farmers’ income from this source has tripled.
According to UN, this year poppy has been cultivated in 233 thousand hectares in Afghanistan, which shows an increase of 32%.