Government authorities arrested 20 people on suspicion of extortion & illegally collecting money in Torkham port, eastern Nangarhar province.

Officers of the Police Department for crime investigation and Fight against Crime, conducted several reconnaissance operations in Torkham city, bordered with Pakistan.

Twenty people, including customs officials and commissioners, were arrested on charges of corruption and money extortion from commercial cargo transport owners in Torkham port of Nangarhar province.

These criminals were detained in Torkham township a residential area close to the port, Tariq Arian, spokesman to the Ministry of Interior confirmed, that the operation has taken place and the perpetrators were detained.

Security officials confiscated the illegal money during the operations, and the arrestees’ files have been referred for further investigation to the related departments.


  • Mohammad Haroon Alim holds a BBA degree from Kardan University. He works as a sub-editor for Khaama Press.