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Police destroy 22 acres of poppy farms

The poppy farms were destroyed in Chaparhar, Achin, Nazian and other parts of Nangarhar, the statement said.

• February 21, 2024
POPPY FARM
POPPY FARM[Credit: AI Jazeera]

In a drive against illicit crops, the counter-narcotics police, on Wednesday, destroyed 22 acres of poppy farms in east Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province.

According to a statement, the counter-narcotics police had smashed 11 acres of poppy farms in the Spinghar district; the remaining 11 acres of poppy farms were destroyed.

The poppy farms were destroyed in Chaparhar, Achin, Nazian and other parts of Nangarhar, the statement said.

Similarly, police in Nangarhar province foiled attempts to smuggle 631kg of hashish recently and arrested seven persons in charge of involvement in the drug business.

The Afghan caretaker government banned poppy cultivation and its processing to drug and drug trafficking in April 2022, and since then, the administration has been fighting to eliminate the drug menace.

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