Police arrest 30 criminal suspects in 3 cities in Afghanistan

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KABUL, July 25 (Xinhua) — The Afghan National Police (ANP) operation teams have arrested 30 criminal suspects during separate operations in three key cities including national capital Kabul, the Interior Ministry said on Saturday.

Eleven individuals were arrested for suspicion of armed theft, stealing vehicles, holding illegal weapons, selling drugs and committing ethical corruption in the vicinities of Herat, the capital of western Herat province, early Saturday morning, the ministry said in a statement.

Two pistols, two vehicles, three motorcycles, seven stolen mobile phones and an amount of various drugs have also been seized from them, according to the statement.

In Kabul, a target police operation resulted in the arrest of a three-member group and seizure of two pistols in Bagrami district in the eastern part of the city late on Friday, the statement added.

Elsewhere in Mazar-i-Sharif city, capital of northern Balkh province, the provincial police personnel arrested six individuals involved in numerous criminal cases including murder, armed theft and rubbery, according to the statement.

The operations were part of preventive measures being adopted to ensure a high level of security and safety in the country. Enditem

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