Less trafficking of drugs, cash, gold through Kabul airport



The Ministry of Transportation and Civil Aviation (MTCA) said the trafficking of gold, cash and drugs has significantly dropped at Kabul airport over the past 8 months. A spokesman for the MTCA said they have taken serious steps to prevent the trafficking of gold, cash and drugs through the Kabul airport.

“We have scanners and a committed team. There are forces from the Interior Ministry and other departments. They are preventing the trafficking,” said Imamuddin Ahmadi, a spokesman for the MTCA.

Meanwhile, analysts said the reduction of international flights to and from Kabul is the main reason for the drop in drug trafficking.

“There are no flights. There are only flights to Tehran and Moscow. It is natural then that the trafficking will be stopped in such a situation,” said Wali Frozan, a political analyst.

However, analyst Najibullah Jami said that the reduction in trafficking of drugs and other materials from the country is due to the current government’s activities. “The drug smuggling has dropped at Kabul airport and at other ports across the country. This shows the decisive intent of the government to counter these issues,” he said—TOLO

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