Police discover 5.5 kg drug, arrest 2 in northern Afghanistan

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TALUQAN, Afghanistan, Feb. 17 (Xinhua) — Police in Afghanistan’s northern Takhar province discovered 5.5 kg illicit drug including 3.5 kg heroin from a car and arrested two persons in this case, provincial police spokesman Abdul Khalil Asir said Wednesday.

According to the official, police, during routine checking of vehicles, stopped a car on Wednesday morning in provincial capital Taluqan city and found 5.5 kg drug including 3.5 kg heroin powder and 2 kg hashish and arrested two persons who were attempting to take the contraband to the neighboring Kunduz province.

Police also captured two drug smugglers from Kunduz province on Tuesday and discovered 1.5 kg heroin from their possessions, police spokesman in Kunduz province Inamudin Rahmani said. Enditem

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