Sunday, December 11, 2011 – NATO-led International Security Assistance Force officials following a press release on Sunday said, a combined Afghan and coalition security force discovered a drug cache while on a patrol yesterday in Panjwa’i district, Kandahar province.

The cache consisted of 2,200 pounds (1,000 kilograms) of marijuana. All of the drugs were secured by Afghan forces to be destroyed at a later date.

The press release further added, a combined Afghan and coalition security force discovered a weapons cache during a patrol in Tarin Kot district, Uruzgan province, yesterday. The cache consisted of one improvised explosive device, six rocket propelled grenades, one pressure plate and a propane tank filled with 880 rounds of small arms ammunition. All of the weapons were confiscated by Afghan authorities to be destroyed at a later date.

In the meantime, combined Afghan and coalition security force captured a Taliban facilitator during an operation in Arghandab district, Kandahar province. The facilitator moved supplies and conducted attacks against Afghan forces. The security force detained one additional suspected insurgent.

While another Taliban leader was captured by a combined Afghan and coalition security force in Qalat district of southern Zabul province. The leader provided training to subordinate fighters on the use of explosives. Additionally, he transported roadside bomb materials to insurgents in Zabul province. One additional suspected insurgent was detained during the operation.

According to ISAF officials, a Haqqani facilitator was captured by a combined Afghan and coalition security force during an operation in Bak district, Khost province, today. The facilitator provided financial support and weapons to Haqqani insurgent fighters. No civilians were injured during the operation.