Forces destroy 100,000kgs of opium drugs in Farah

Monitoring Desk

KABUL: The Afghan and coalition forces have destroyed more than 100,000 kilograms of opium during an operation which was conducted in western Farah province, the military sources said Sunday.

“Afghan National Army Special Forces in a joint operation with Coalition Forces conducted a large scale operation in Bakwah district, Farah province, in which more than 100,000 KGs of opium drugs were detected and destroyed,” the sources said.

The sources further added “Taliban terrorists were involved in preparing, supplying, securing, dealing and smuggling of the mentioned drugs.”

The anti-government armed elements including Taliban have not commented regarding the destruction of opium drugs so far.

Farah is among the relatively volatile provinces in West of Afghanistan. Taliban militants are active in some of the restive districts of the province and often attempt to carry out terrorist related activities against the government and security institutions. (Khaama Press)