More than ten women suspected of being involved in drug dealing in several parts of Kabul, have been arrested, the Kabul Security Department said.
According to the Security Department, these women were arrested after the start of 1401 (solar year).
“They have been brought here on charges of drug dealing and are from various districts,” said Mawlawi Sayed Fazullulah Abu-Obaida, head of the detention center of Kabul.
TOLOnews reached out to interview some of the these females in the detention center in Kabul.
“The police came to our home in the morning. They took a full bag of Tablets-K and other things,” said detainee.
"They seized 15 dozen tablets and the Taliban came and took the tablets and took us to the police department and after an inquiry brought us here,” said a detainee, who is 50 years old and also the mother of seven children.
Deputy minister of the Interior for Counter-Narcotics, Mullah Abdul Haq Hamkar, said that more than 3,000 people who were involved in drug dealing have been arrested and referred to the court. According to Hamkar, some of these women have been taken to Pul-e-Charkhi prison.
“There have been around 3,005 raids, and 3,641 suspects were arrested and handed over to the court,” he said.
Several reports of the UN have so far expressed concerns over the cultivation of opium in Afghanistan.
But the deputy minister of Interior of Counter-Narcotics has repeatedly denied the UN’s reports, saying that production of drugs has been halted since the Islamic Emirate’s supreme leader, Mawllawi Hibatullah Akhundzada, issued a nationwide ban of cultivation.
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