The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.

Poppy on hundreds of acres of land destroyed in some provinces

KABUL: Hundreds of acres of poppy farmlands have been destroyed and dozens of people in connection with producing and trafficking of narcotics arrested in various provinces of the country, the Ministry of Interior said in a statement the other day. “Counter-narcotics personnel of the ministry in a series of poppy farmlands destruction campaigns have eradicated hundreds of poopy farmlands including 447 acres of poppy farmlands in Darayim and Yaftal districts of Badakhshan and dozens of acres of poppy farmlands in Paktika and Kabul provinces,” the statement said. Also, a drug processing lab has been discovered and destroyed in the country’s southern province of Kandahar and arrested two individuals in connection with the smuggling of 900 kilograms of methamphetamines in the province. Furthermore, counter-narcotics police forces during several clearance operations have arrested four individuals on charges of selling and trafficking 2,100 kilograms of heroin in Kabul and 13 others in Khost, Kapisa, Herat, Kunduz and other provinces of the country, the statement added. The detainees have been taken to the justice and judiciary organs for further investigations into their files, according to the statement. For rooting out the narcotics, lots of efforts have been made and a series of plans including public awareness anti-drug campaign, were also taken by the counter-narcotics police personnel of the ministry to eradicate poppy farmlands as well as the drug-producing factories across the country, the statement further added. Pointing to the necessity of countering the cultivation of poppy, the counter-narcotics police personnel asked the people to avoid cultivation, selling, purchasing and smuggling of the drugs across the country, or they will be dealt with, in accordance with the law. The Kabul Times

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The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.