Police Arrest Man With 77 Kg Heroin in South Afghanistan

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KABUL, July 9 (Xinhua) — Afghan police have arrested a man with 77 kg heroin in south Afghanistan’s Uruzgan province, Spokesman for the Interior Ministry Abdul Matin Qani said Sunday.

The counter-narcotics police have detained the man along with the drugs in Uruzgan province, three more drug smugglers in the eastern Khost province and another in Parwan province over the past 24 hours, Qani said.

Without providing more details, the spokesman added that the counter-narcotics police have also destroyed 200 acres of poppy in Paktika and Parwan provinces.

Earlier in the day, police also reported the arrest of three people on the charge of involvement in drug trafficking in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul City over the past 24 hours.

Similarly, police have arrested nearly a dozen alleged drug smugglers in Herat province over the past week.

Mullah Hibatullah Akhundzada, the supreme leader of the Afghan caretaker administration in a decree issued in April last year, banned the cultivation of illegal crops including poppy, as well as drug processing and trafficking.

Source: English News