MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan, Dec. 5 (Xinhua) -- Afghan police have arrested 12 people on charge of involvement in drug smuggling in Afghanistan's northern Balkh province, the provincial police office said in a statement on Monday.
Police have also discovered 12 kg of illicit drugs including hashish and substance used in manufacturing heroin from possessions of the arrested men, the statement added.
In a similar crackdown on illegal drugs, police discovered three drug processing labs in the western Ghor province last week.
The Taliban-run caretaker government has vowed to crack down on poppy cultivation, its processing, and drug trafficking until the country gets rid of drug menace. ■