We Succeed in Drug Struggling: Representative of Afghan Ministry of Counter Narcotics

Politics Materials 19 August 2008 11:20 (UTC +04:00)
We Succeed in Drug Struggling: Representative of Afghan Ministry of Counter Narcotics

Azerbaijan, Baku, 18 August / Trend corr. D.Khatinoglu / The Afghan Government succeeded in struggle against drug production, sale and smuggling in spite of the activity of internal and foreign gangs. "We reached much in drug struggling and will submit an official statistic regarding our work on 27 August," Zulmay Afzali, a representative of the Ministry of Counter Narcotics Afghanistan, told Trend .

Sarir Ahmad Barmak, a representative of the Special Court on Drug, stated that nine members of the gang engaged in drug trafficking, were sentenced to 16 years of imprisonment and $20,000 fine. There are four officials amongst imprisoned.

Afzali said that Afghanistan based and abroad drug gangs import illegal money in the sum of $ 4.5bln to sponsor terror organizations in the country. "Drug production was completely prevented in 22 regions in Afghanistan," Afzali said via a telephone from Kabul.

On 16 August, General Khodaydad, Counter Narcotics Minister, said to journalist in the interview that the drug production has drop in 75% regions in Afghanistan (there are 34 regions and 371 cities). The oil production and sale is prohibited under the point 7 of the Constitution of Afghanistan.

Afzali said that the drug struggle of international community is weak. Most Afghans died from drug. The foreign aid and cooperation with other countries is too weak.

Afghan people hold a serious struggle against drug.

According to the information released by the UN dating 2007, some 92% opium and 93% heroine were produced in Afghanistan. Under the UN statistics, about 8,200t opium was produced in Afghanistan.

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