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KABUL: A band of 34 people who plead guilty for trafficking narcotics have been sentenced in Kabul to three to 29 years in prisons over the past week, anti-drug authority said on Tuesday. 

A statement issued by the courts of Criminal Justice Task Force (CJTF), said that seven drug traffickers sentenced to three-29 years’ incarceration after examining their dossiers by primary court of CJTF. 

27 others were also sentenced to several years in prison by the appeal court of CJTF.  

Counter Narcotics Police (CNP) has seized 44.21kg heroin, 7kg morphine, 60kg opium, 13kg crystal, 330kg poppy, and 640g Tablet-K from the aforementioned convicted drug runners, according to the statement. 

At the same period, CNP and other intelligence forces have arrested 21 suspected drug traffickers during operation in different provinces. Dossiers of the detained drug runners have been sent to a related organ for further inquiry. 

These culprits were detained with drugs in Kabul, Kandahar, Balkh, Ghazni, Nangarhar, Helmand, Badakhshan and Parwan provinces. 

According to the statement, after examining the evidence and arguments from both sides, the CJTF court has convicted the accused traffickers. 

All the convicted drug traffickers would have defense attorneys for their legal defense and will be convicted after separate judicial trials based on the evidence brought before the court and the Counter Narcotics Law of Afghanistan.