“We are assuring the country’s residents that we will gather all addicts from around the city in the upcoming week. This work is easy for us but a lack of treatment facilities for these people is a matter of concern.” he said.
He said police will also arrest those illegally selling Afghan security force uniforms and illegal arms dealers – both of which are being used by insurgents.
“We will also arrest those who are selling security force uniforms and weapons and we will begin a serious program to prevent insurgents from using the security forces’ uniforms and weapons,” he added.
Afghanistan remains at the top of the list in terms of poppy cultivation – which is used to produce heroin – a highly-addictive street drug.
Although just a small portion of the poppy cultivated is used by drug users in Afghanistan, recent reports state that the total number of drug users in the country is about three million.