Afghan police arrest man with 25 kg hashish in Kabul

KABUL, Aug. 21 (Xinhua) — Afghan police have arrested a man with 25 kg hashish in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, Kabul police spokesman Khalid Zadran said Monday.

The counter-narcotics police, according to the official, have detained a man along with 25 kg hashish in Police District 3 of Kabul city and another smuggler in the western Herat province over the past 24 hours.

Similarly, police have arrested nearly a dozen alleged drug smugglers in Herat over the past week.

The Afghan caretaker government has banned the cultivation of illegal crops since last April, including poppy, processing to drug and drug trafficking. ■

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