Pajhwok Afghan News

380kg of hashish seized in Logar, says police chief

PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): Security forces have recovered 380 kilograms of hashish in central Logar province, an official claimed on Thursday.

Police chief Col. Raham Khuda Mukhlis told Pajhwok Afghan News the security forces conducted a raid in the Altamor locality of Pul-i-Alam late on Wednesday.

He said 380 kilograms of hashish were recovered from a vehicle whose driver managed to escape.

Provincial Council Chairman Haseebullah Stanikzai acknowledged Logar had become a transit route for the smuggling of drugs. He stressed elimination of the scourge.

Hundreds of kilograms of drugs have been seized and smugglers arrested in Logar in the past few months, authorities say.

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