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Huge quantity of hashish torched in Kandahar

Huge quantity of hashish torched in Kandahar

Dec 12, 2011 - 12:45

KANDAHAR CITY (PANinfo-icon): Thousands of kilograms of hashish was seized and set alight during a joint operation in the Panjwai district of southern Kandahar province, officials said on Monday.

The operation was conducted late on Sunday by Afghan and International Security Assistance Force (ISAFinfo-icon) soldiers in the Zangabad area, the district chief said.

Fazluddin Agha told Pajhwok Afghan News the drugs were seized from a house and set alight at the scene.

In Kabulinfo-icon, the ISAF media office confirmed the torching of the drugs during a combined operation with their Afghan partners.

Elsewhere, in the province counter-narcotics police seized and burned some drugs during a patrol in Arghandab district, the governor's spokesman said.

The police recently launched a campaign against drugs with the assistance of tribal elders and local people, Zalmay Ayubi said. Since the campaign began, hundreds of acres of poppies and hashish have been eradicated.

mrh /mud


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