Tajikistan has arrested a drug trafficker with over 100 kilograms of drugs, the country’s Ministry of Interior Affairs announced on Monday.
According to the ministry, the 36-year-old man hailing from Badakhshan province of Afghanistan is a member of an organized criminal group and was arrested in a police operation in the city of Kulob on March 24.
A total of 107.646 kilograms of drugs including 97.424 KG of cannabis, 9.266 KG of hashish and 956.8 kilograms of opium were said to have been seized from the suspect.
The ministry said that criminal proceedings have been instituted against the alleged drug peddler and an investigation is under way.
Tajikistan is one of the neighboring countries where Afghanistan’s drugs are being smuggled from where it also goes to other countries.