Local security officials in northern Baghlan province on Sunday announced Afghan police forces seized at least 40 kg of opium and drugs along with 16 weapons.

Provincial security chief Gen. Asadullah Shirzad speaking during a press conference on Sunday morning said, Afghan police seized at least 40 kg of hashish, 3 grams of heroin and 16 pistols.

Gen. Shirzad further added, the drugs and weapons were seized from various regions of northern Baghlan province.

Afghan security forces also captured two suspects in connection to the smuggle of the drugs and weapons, Gen. Shirzad said.

According to provincial security officials, at least 40 cases of drugs and weapons smuggle have been registered in this province since the beginning of the Afghan fiscal year where dozens of suspects have also been captured.

Author: Ajmal Omeri, Baghlan province.