4 drug traffickers arrested in S. Afghanistan-Xinhua

4 drug traffickers arrested in S. Afghanistan

Source: Xinhua| 2023-03-19 14:09:30|Editor: huaxia

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, March 19 (Xinhua) -- The Afghan police have arrested four people for drug trafficking in Afghanistan's southern Kandahar province, the Bakhtar news agency reported on Sunday.

The alleged smugglers were attempting to transport illicit drugs including heroin and the substance used in manufacturing heroin out of the provincial capital the Kandahar city on Saturday, when police during a routine check of vehicles discovered the contraband and arrested four suspects on charge of drug trafficking, the state-run media outlet said.

The Afghan caretaker administration has banned poppy production and its processing, and pledged to crack down on illegal drugs until the once poppy-growing country gets rid of the drug menace.