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Afghan police destroy 4 heroin labs

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KABUL, Nov. 18 (Xinhua) — Afghanistan’s Special Counter-Narcotic police have destroyed four heroin labs and more than five tones of contraband in eastern Nangarhar province, a statement of Afghan Interior Ministry said.

“Personnel of Counter-Narcotics Force in their efforts against illicit drug raided Achin district late Thursday and destroyed four heroin labs besides confiscating more than five tones of contraband including 44 kg heroin and 3,550 kg ammonium chloride used in manufacturing the drug,” said the statement released on late Saturday.

In the statement, the ministry stressed that the government is determined to eradicate opium poppy in the war-torn country.

The post-Taliban Afghanistan with an output of 8,200 tones of opium poppy in 2007 once again topped poppy growing nations in the world.

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Written by afghandevnews

November 18, 2007 at 4:41 pm

Posted in Drugs

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