|

Jawzjan police arrest two drug smugglers, seize 70kg of opium

Salaam Times

JAWZJAN -- Afghan police have detained two people accused of smuggling illegal drugs in Jawzjan Province, Pajhwok Afghan News reported Monday (February 12).

The suspects, identified as Baryalai and Mohammad Afzal, attempted to smuggle 70kg of opium from the Chaharbolak District of Balkh Province to Faryab Province, said Col. Abdul Hafiz Khashi, the Jawzjan deputy chief of police.

The smugglers were arrested in the outskirts of Sheberghan, the provincial capital, he said.

"All the people know that most of the benefit of the drug business goes to militants because they are financing their war with that money," Khashi said.

Do you like this article?

Ca mobile no 0

0 Comment

* Denotes required field
Captcha

Spotlight

Afghan government launches campaign to secure upcoming elections

The Defence Ministry is working alongside the Interior Ministry, National Directorate of Security and other security agencies to implement the election security plan.

Poll

Can Russia's efforts help the Taliban and Afghan government reach a lasting peace agreement?

View Results