Soldiers destroy 40 tons of hashish in Afghanistan

Other News Materials 3 November 2008 18:39 (UTC +04:00)

Troops found and destroyed 40 tons of hashish in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar Monday, according to military sources, reported dpa.

The troops, consisting of Afghan soldiers and US-led coalition troops, discovered the drugs in a laboratory while searching for militants. The laboratory was also destroyed, reported US military sources.

The statement said the discovery showed a clear link between the Taliban and the drug trade and that the destruction of the drugs would limit the ability of rebel forces to continue fighting.

No soldiers were injured in the operation.