04 July 2017

News Story: Police confiscate banned chemical substance in W. Afghanistan

Afghan Police Officer (File Photo)
KABUL, July 3 (Xinhua) -- The Counter-Narcotics Police of Afghanistan (CNPA) on Sunday found and seized chemical substance which has been used in making heroin in Herat, the city capital of western Herat province, the Interior Ministry said on Monday.

"Yesterday, the CNPA carried out a successful operation in 5th Police District, Herat City, discovering a trailer vehicle carrying 1,000 drums acetic anhydride, which has been used in making heroin," the ministry said in a statement.

One arrest was also made following the raid in city, 640 km west of Kabul, according to the statement.

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