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Huge quantity of drug, 44 smugglers held countrywide

Huge quantity of drug, 44 smugglers held countrywide

Jan 22, 2017 - 14:39

KABULinfo-icon CITY (Pajhwok): Forty-four people have been arrested in connection with narcotics and alcoholic drinks smuggling in the past one month in different parts of the country, an official said on Sunday.

Ahmad Khalid Moahid, spokesman for the Criminal Justice Task Force (CJTF), told Pajhwok Afghan News the smugglers have been captured by police personnel from Nangarhar, Kabul, Nimroz, Parwan, Paktia and Balkh provinces.

He said 201 Kilograms of heroin, 351 kilograms of morpheme, more than six tonnes of opium, two tonnes of hashish, over one tonne of Solid chemical, 180 Liters of liquid chemical and 311 liters of alcohol drinks sized were seized from the detainees.

Most of smugglers had been detained from Nangarhar, Nimroz and in center Kabul, he added.

Moahid said the cases of detained individuals were being investigated at the CJTF.

It is pertinent to mention that In November, 51 people were arrested in 48 cases of durgs and norcotiecs from different provinces of the country.

Pk /nh

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