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Afghanistan: At least six heroin lab destroyed by security forces

Afghanistan: At least six heroin lab destroyed by security forces

India Blooms News Service | | 30 Jan 2017, 12:48 pm
Kabul, Jan 30 (IBNS): In a major anti-narcotic drive, the Afghan national security forces (ANDSF) has destroyed at least six heroin manufacturing labs, local Khaama Press said.

The operation was carried out in the country's Helmand province.

The agency quoted a Ministry of Interior official as saying, "Last night, Afghan Counter-Narcotics Special Operation Police carried out a successful operation in Bando village, Nowzad district of southern Helmand province, destroying six heroin factories."

"During this operation, six armed militants were killed as well," he added.

At least 1090 kg of morphine, 15175 kg of ammonium chloride and 2,000 liters of liquid opium were destroyed.