Publish dateThursday 7 November 2019 - 07:07
Story Code : 194988
30 drug traffickers arrested in Afghanistan
 The Afghan police arrested 30 drug traffickers within past seven days, authorities said on Wednesday.
"Counter-Narcotics Police of Afghanistan (CNPA) and detective security organizations arrested 30 suspects linked to 25 cases of transportation or keeping of narcotics from various provinces," Counter-Narcotics Criminal Justice Task Force of Afghanistan (CJTF) said in a statement.
After initial investigations, the CNPA has handed over the cases to the Central Narcotics Tribunal or CNT, a special Afghan court for jurisdiction of major drug cases, the statement said.
In 2018, some 6,400 tons of poppy opium were produced in western and southern parts of the country, where government security forces have little presence, much lesser compared with 9,000 tons in 2017, according to official figures.
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