Pajhwok Afghan News

5 Herat customs employees detained over bribery charges

HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Five customs department employees have been detained in western Herat province over bribery charges, the governor’s spokesman said on Monday.

Jilani Farhad told Pajhwok Afghan News that National Directorate of Security (NDS) personnel had arrested the five workers during two separate incidents.

He said three of the detainees faced allegations of embezzling more than two million afghanis revenue and accepting bribes.

The two other workers have been accused of money embezzlement in Islam Qala customs office and their cases have been submitted to the judicial organ.

sa/ma

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