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7-07-2015, 08:18

Two Afghan nationals arrested for drug trafficking in Tajikistan


Avesta.Tj | 07.07.2015 |Tajik police arrested two Afghan nationals on suspicion of drug trafficking in two separate cases on Sunday in two provinces, according to Tajikistan's Drug Control Agency (DCA).

The 34-year-old Afghan suspect was arrested during a searching operation carried out in Khatlon’s Farkhor district. Some 641 grams of cannabis and four packages of hashish, with a total weight of 4 kg, was seized from him.

In another operation, police found a 33-year-old Afghan carried with about 20 kg of cannabis and pistol near the village of Durobak in the Darvoz district of the Gorno Badakhshan Autonomous Region (GBAO). He was wounded while resisting detention.

Criminal proceedings have been instituted against both detained drug traffickers and an investigation is under way.