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Takhar: 2 ALP officials detained with alcohol

Security & Crime


Takhar: 2 ALP officials detained with alcohol

Feb 11, 2017 - 15:21

TALOQAN (Pajhwok): Two Afghan Local Police (ALP) members have been detained with hundreds of bottles of alcohol by the spy-service in northern Takhar province, an official said on Saturday.

The governor’s spokesman, Sunatullah Timor, told Pajhwok Afghan News the alcohol was being smuggled in two ALP pick-ups from Khwaja Ghar district to Taloqan, the provincial capital/

He said National Directorate of Security (NDSinfo-icon) agents had a brief clash with the smugglers, resulted in injuries to one intelligence operative.

Timor added after the exchange of fire between the two sides, drivers of the vehicles -- both ALP personnel -- were detained. As many as 1,500 bottles of alcohol, recently smuggled from Tajikistan, were seized.

Khwaja Ghar district chief Mohammad Omar confirmed the incident, saying the alcohol had been smuggled from Tajikistan. They would crack down on the illicit business, he promised.

Some days back, Governor Mohammad Yasin Zia had warned drug smuggling, if not prevented, could make the province a a hub of crime. The illegal commerce had bad effects on the security situation, he said.



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