Afghan police round up 25 drug addicts in N. Afghanistan-Xinhua

Afghan police round up 25 drug addicts in N. Afghanistan

Source: Xinhua| 2023-03-14 16:23:30|Editor: huaxia

MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan, March 14 (Xinhua) -- Afghan police have rounded up 25 drug addicts from Afghanistan's northern Balkh province and sent them to a rehabilitation center on Monday, provincial police spokesperson Mohammad Asif Waziri said Tuesday.

The Counter-Narcotic police would continue to raid drug hubs in the province, take the addicts into rehabilitation centers, and reintegrate them into society after recovery, the official added.

A total of 2,100 drug addicts were reintegrated into their families after recovery in the eastern Nangarhar province a couple of days ago, according to a statement from the provincial administration.

Afghan caretaker government has intensified its crackdown on illicit drugs and those involved in the business, vowing to fight the menace until Afghanistan gets free of poppy cultivation and the objects used in manufacturing heroin.