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Afghanistan smashes 1,100 drug labs in 2 years: official

Afghanistan smashes 1,100 drug labs in 2 years: official

Kabul, Feb 3 (UNI) The Afghan caretaker government has destroyed at least 1,100 drug labs during more than 20,000 operations across the war-ravaged country over the past more than two years, Deputy Minister of Interior Affairs for Counter Narcotics Abdul Haq Hamkar said.
"About 20,700 counter-narcotics operations have been conducted over the past two more years, during which at least 1,100 drug factories have been demolished and 13,700 individuals arrested on charge of involvement in the drug business and referred to the judiciary," local media outlet TOLOnews quoted Hamkar as saying on Saturday.
The Afghan caretaker government has banned poppy cultivation, processing of drugs and drug trafficking since April 2022.

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