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Afghan police find huge opium stash in Helmand

December 9, 2011

Afghan police mentored by British troops have discovered an opium stash worth millions of pounds, along with insurgent weapons, during an arrest operation in Helmand province.

Wet opium and weapons discovered at an address in Gereshk

The wet opium and weapons discovered at an address in Gereshk, in the northern part of Nahr-e Saraj district in Helmand province. Picture: Crown Copyright/MOD 2011

Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) swooped on the address of a man suspected of illegally selling government-owned land in the bustling town of Gereshk, in the northern part of Nahr-e Saraj district.

Inside, the police and their British partners from 1st Battalion The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment (1 PWRR) found several bags of wet opium.

Continues at: mod.uk – Afghan police find huge opium stash in Helmand

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  1. Claudio Alpaca permalink
    December 9, 2011 20:46

    The most relevant economic voice of talibans power, the reason, one of the reasons, for they are ostinated on attacks. Their economy is based on this illecit traffic and, as entries are not irrisories, they may notm consent others to sovvert their world.
    But thinghs are changing and thus this resistence may be their end, the end of an era.
    Claudio alpaca

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