Kabul. Afghanistan police have arrested seven peddlers in connection with drug trafficking and destroyed some 70 acres of opium cultivation in three provinces of the country. The Ministry of Home Affairs has given this information in a statement released on Saturday.
According to the statement, all these smugglers were trying to sell the drug to drug addicts in different parts of the country, but the police identified them and took them into custody for investigation. Police destroyed about 70 acres of opium cultivation in Ghor, Parwan, Daikondi and Badakhshan provinces over the past week.
In addition, Afghan counter-narcotics police arrested eight people in Kabul last week for their alleged involvement in drug trafficking. In April last year, Mullah Hibatullah Akhundzada, the supreme leader of the Afghan caretaker administration, issued an order banning the cultivation of opium, as well as processing into narcotics and the escape of any related narcotics within the country.
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