100 tones drug seized in Afghanistan last year: Gen. Dawood
Kabul, March 23, 2006 (PakTribune.com) - The head of the Anti-drug Programme at the Interior Ministry, General Dawood has said that more than a hundred tones of drugs were seized in Afghanistan, last year.
General Dawood declared the other day that President Hamid Karzai's government made great achievements by reducing drug and their trafficking. He said that the government took measures against narcotic smugglers during 2005 as compared to 2004.
He claimed that poppy cultivation was reduced 20 percent in the country, last year. He said that more than seven hundred drug smugglers were arrested and interrogated by the Anti-Drug Department.
He said that huge quantities of drugs were seized last year. He pointed out that poppy crops were destroyed in various provinces including Badghis, Helmand, Frah, Heart, Kandarhar, Laghman and Nabgarhar. He said that government has set up a special anti drug force.