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Police destroy 2 tons of drugs in northern Afghan province

Police in northern Afghanistan's Kunduz province burned 2 tons of illicit drug including heroin and hashish on Wednesday, provincial police press department said.

"A total of 2 tons illicit drug including heroin, hashish and opium poppies that have been discovered and seized by police over the past two years was set on fire publicly in a ceremony held here on Wednesday," the press department said in a statement.

Police have also arrested 58 persons on charge of involvement in drug smuggling over the said period, the statement added.

[Source: Xinhua, Kunduz, 06Dec17]

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