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AGO reports 399 cases of narcotics smuggling in past six months

29 Jun 2020 1TV News

At least 399 cases of smuggling of narcotics were registered over the past six months in Afghanistan, the Attorney General's Office said on Monday.

A total of 490 individuals including five women and a foreigner were arrested in connection with the cases.

Trials were finalized in 220 cases, as a result of which 525 individuals were sentenced to punishment ranging from 20,000 afghanis fine to 30 years of prison.

Those sentenced include 32 civil service employees, four women and a foreigner.

815 kgs of heroin, 86 kgs of morphine, 365 kgs of shisha, 54,298 kgs of marijuana, 10,145 kgs of opium, 1,884 kgs of hashish, 3,275 liters of alcoholic drinks were seized during the period.

12.5 million afghanis and $23,000 landed in the government's treasury after the cases were addressed.

Kabul (91) and Nangarhar (86) recorded most cases respectively.

Original Link: http://www.1tvnews.af/en/news/afghanistan/42381-ago-reports-399-cases-of-narcotics-smuggling-in-past-six-months-

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