AIP: Herat Police kill drug smuggler near Turkmenistan border

October 7, 2007 at 2:27 pm Leave a comment

Herat, 6 October: One [drug] smuggler has been killed and four others arrested along with 100 kg of opium in [western] Afghanistan.

Speaking to Afghan Islamic Press, the commander of 4th border brigade of Herat police, Gen Rahmatollah Sapi, said that one [drug] smuggler was killed and four others were arrested along with around 100 kg of opium in three different incidents in Koshk-e Kohna and Ghowrian districts yesterday.

He added: “The first incident took place in Koshk-e Kohna district during which one person was arrested along with a weapon while smuggling opium to Turkmenistan.”

“The two other incidents took place in Ghowrian district at a time when the police encountered the drug smugglers and clashed with them,” Sapi added.

“One drug smuggler was killed in the clash and three others were arrested,” he said.

It is worth pointing out that clashes mostly take place between the police and drug smugglers in these border districts.

[Description of Source: Peshawar Afghan Islamic Press in Pashto — Peshawar-based agency, staffed by Afghans. The agency used to have good contacts with Taliban leadership; however, since the fall of the Taliban regime, it now describes itself as independent and self-financing. OSC IAP20071006950019 Peshawar Afghan Islamic Press in Pashto 1916 GMT 06 Oct 07]

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Entry filed under: Herat, narcotics, security, Turkemistan.

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