• publish: 14 March 2022
  • time: 3:10 pm
  • category: Security&Crime
  • No: 20861
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2 weapon smugglers arrested by Taliban in Chaman crossing border

Provincial officials of the Islamic Emirate of Taliban in the southeastern Kandahar province said that border guards have arrested two smugglers who wanted to smuggle weapons to Pakistan.

Provincial officials of the Islamic Emirate of Taliban in the southeastern Kandahar province said that border guards have arrested two smugglers who wanted to smuggle weapons to Pakistan.

The smugglers were arrested on the Chaman crossing of Spin Boldak district of Kandahar province on Sunday night, March 13.

Security officials in the district said that the weapons include heavy and small American rifles of various types.

They said that the smugglers were in a relatively large number but they could succeed arresting only two of them.

Local officials of the province have further said that it is not clear from where the weapons were brought but interrogations from the arrestees are going on.

This is the first time in months that the Taliban arrested weapon smugglers smuggling weapons to Pakistan. There were many arrests of the smugglers in the first two months of the new government in Afghanistan.

It comes as the Taliban have seized up to 15,000 pieces of weapons during house-to-house sweep in Kabul and neighboring provinces.

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