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Police arrest drug traffickers in W. Afghanistan

Other News Materials 11 February 2010 15:20 (UTC +04:00)
Afghan Counter-Narcotic Police arrested three drug traffickers and confiscated over a dozen kilo grams of narcotics in the country's western Herat province on Wednesday, Interior Ministry said in a statement issued here on Thursday.
Police arrest drug traffickers in W. Afghanistan

Afghan Counter-Narcotic Police arrested three drug traffickers and confiscated over a dozen kilo grams of narcotics in the country's western Herat province on Wednesday, Interior Ministry said in a statement issued here on Thursday, Xinhua reported.
  
"The Counter-Narcotic Police during an operation found and confiscate 12 kg of morphine and 2 kg heroin in Herat city on Wednesday," the statement said.
  
Three persons arrested in this regard and are under investigation, the statement added.
  
Poverty and destitution, in the post-Taliban country where millions of people live under poverty line, is the major reason for growing poppy and its business that can bring a farmer ten times more income than wheat or any other legal crop.
  
The Afghanistan produces more than 90 percent of the raw material used in manufacturing heroin in the world.

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