Afghan court sentences 21 drug
In 2017, some 9,000 tons of opium were produced in Afghanistan.
Central Narcotics Tribunal (CNT) is a special Afghan court for jurisdiction of major drug cases.
"Over the last seven days, during the Central Narcotics Tribunal (CNT) primary and appellate court's open sessions, up to 21 suspects including two women involved in 14 drug-related cases have been sentenced from 13 months to 15 years in jail," Criminal Justice Task Force of Afghanistan (CJTF) said in the statement.
KABUL, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- An Afghan court imprisoned 21 suspects including two women over smuggling drugs after investigating into 14 drugs-related cases elsewhere in the country, a statement said on Wednesday.
Up to 28 kg heroin, 45 kg morphine, 451 kg of poppy opium, 363 kg hashish, 1 kg chemical stuff and 123 grams methamphetamine have also been seized from the suspects in different provinces of the country, the statement noted.