Afghanistan – Counter Narcotic Police of Afghanistan (CNPA) arrested at least nine suspects charged with drug trafficking, after security police carried several operations through northern provinces of the country, said the Ministry of Interior Affairs in a statement Sunday.
“Nine drug traffickers arrested & 33kg of illicit drugs confiscated during several separate Counter-Narcotics operations carried out by CNPA in Kabul, Badakhshan & Kunduz provinces,” said MoIA in a tweet.
Officials did not provide further details on the identity of the suspects but said their cases have been referred to “related departments” for investigation.
“The arrestees’ files have been referred for further investigation to the related departments,” the MoIA added.
The arrest came at a time local security departments throughout Afghanistan are given “shoot” order following concern over growing insecurities, including arm robberies and kidnapping.