GARDEZ, Afghanistan, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- Police found a drug processing lab in Afghanistan's eastern Paktia province and arrested 14 people, the provincial police said in a statement on Tuesday.
The lab, according to the statement, was discovered in the Sayed Karam district on Monday evening, and police took 14 people into custody, including the owner of the lab, and began an investigation.
In a similar operation, police discovered 600 kg of illicit drug including opium poppy and hashish in the western Farah province on Monday, the provincial department of Information and Culture has confirmed.
The Taliban-run caretaker administration has vowed to crack down on poppy cultivation, processing and drug trafficking until the country gets rid of the menace. ■