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228kg of drugs seized, 2 suspects detained in Samangan


228kg of drugs seized, 2 suspects detained in Samangan

Aug 15, 2017 - 13:23

AIBAK (Pajhwok): Police in northern Samangan province have recovered 228 kilograms of drugs from a truck, arresting two suspected individuals, an official said on Tuesday.

Police chief Brig. Gen. Mohammad Baqir Massoud said the illicit substances included 132 kilograms of hashish and 96 kilograms of opium.

The contraband was recovered from a truck in Aibak, the provincial capital, and two suspects from Baghlan arrested in connection with the smuggling bid.

 Recently, police seized 59 kilograms of hashish and 23 kilograms of opium in Aibak. The drugs smuggled from Baghlan to Balkh province.

The cultivation of poppy and drug trafficking has been a concern for the people of Afghanistan where the number of drug addicts has reached three million.