02 Aug 2007

PR# 2007-583

Drugs facilitators targeted in Lashkar Gah

LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan – Afghan National Security Forces and ISAF recently launched operations to target local drugs facilitators.

They searched two compounds in the Lashkar Gah area and found drugs-refining equipment, a quantity of heroin and opium, and also receipts for onward drugs trade and trafficking.  In addition, two facilitators were arrested.

“Narcotics criminals do not care about the families or future of local Afghans,” said Lt. Col. Charlie Mayo, Task Force Helmand spokesperson.  “The profits they make are used to finance terrorist activity.  This is another example of the ANSF and ISAF determination to bring a better future to the Afghan people.”

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