Deputy minister links drugs to insecurity, corruption and instability and as one of the biggest sources of terrorism.
MoI Torches Nine Tones Of Seized Drugs In Kabul
The Ministry of Interior (MoI) on Wednesday torched over nine tones of drugs seized by the special counter-narcotics forces during various operations in the country.
Criminals from whom the drugs were seized have been punished with some of them sentenced to 20 years in jail, the MoI said.
“We have a joint team working there and it is very strong. It can be an example of joint cooperation between the Ministry of Interior and the office of the Attorney General of Afghanistan,” the minister of interior, Wais Ahmad Barmak, said.
“Drugs are linked to insecurity, corruption and instability and are one of the biggest source of terrorism nationally and internationally,” said the Deputy Minister of Counter Narcotics, Abdul Khalil Bakhtor.
According to the MoI, over 150 smugglers have been arrested in connection with the drug trade, 24 of them were women.