Tue, 22 Jun 2021

KABUL, May 12 (Xinhua) -- Police in Afghanistan have arrested 27 people with drug trafficking charges in the past one week, authorities said Wednesday.

"The Counter-Narcotics Police of Afghanistan (CNPA) and detective security organizations arrested 27 suspects, including a woman, linked to 16 cases of transportation and keeping narcotics in various provinces within the past seven days," the Counter Narcotics Justice Centre of Afghanistan (CNJC) said in a statement.

The CNPA also seized some amount of narcotics from the suspects.

Eleven of the suspects, including the woman, trying to transfer the heroin-type of drugs to India, were arrested at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, according to the statement.

After initial investigations, the cases were handed over to the Central Narcotics Tribunal or CNT, a special Afghan court for jurisdiction of major drug cases, the statement said.

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