AIBAK (Pajhwok): More than 230 suspected criminals have been nabbed and 10 weapons seized in northern Samangan province in the first quarter of this year, an official said on Thursday.
Brig. Gen. Mohammad Baqir Massoud, Samangan police chief, told reporters the individuals were arrested on charges of murder, mugging, armed robberies and alcohol consuming.
Crime branch police personnel made the arrests, according to the provincial police chief, who said the detainees included 202 men, 25 women and five teenagers.
Massoud said cases of the detainees had been referred to judicial organs. The weapons recovered were handed over to officials of the Disbandment of Illegal Armed Groups (DIAG) programme.