• publish: 4 August 2015
  • time: 6:57 pm
  • category: Social
  • No: 491
Kabul Police Chief:

Drug addicts to be rounded up from across the Kabul streets

Kabul Police Chief Abdul Rahman Rahimi said on Tuesday that in the next week police will round up all drug addicts from the streets of Kabul city and that they will also arrest drug dealers and alcohol sellers.

“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.

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