Afghan police arrest 9 drug traffickers

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KABUL, Jan. 18 (Xinhua) — Police in Afghanistan have arrested nine drug traffickers and confiscated an amount of illicit drug from their possessions, the Ministry of Interior said in a statement released here Monday.

The individuals have been arrested over the past 24 hours during routine search of suspected persons in Kabul, Nimruz, Balkh, Herat and Khost provinces, the statement added.

According to the statement, police have recovered 45 kg opium poppy, 5 kg hashish and an amount of heroin from the arrested persons.

Investigation has been initiated from the arrested men to identify the networks supporting drug traffickers in the country, the statement further said. Enditem

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