6,600 lbs. of opium seized in Afghanistan

May 12, 2012 at 6:05 PM
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KABUL, Afghanistan, May 12 (UPI) -- A joint Afghan and coalition military operation in southern Afghanistan seized 6,600 pounds of opium, officials said.

The International Security Assistance Force said the joint operation conducted two counter-narcotic missions Tuesday through Thursday in Helmand and Uruzgan provinces, Khaama Press reported Saturday.

An additional 1,320 pounds of poppy seeds and 330 pounds of morphine were netted in the raids, ISAF said. Drug-processing equipment and explosives were also seized, and the drugs were destroyed on site.

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