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The criminal Justice Task Force (CJTF) was set up as an end to end Afghan process to bring to justice those involved in serious intoxicating drinks and narco-crimes within Afghanistan…

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Annual Report 2012/13

The figures included in the Report are from the Islamic Year 1391(March 21st 2012 to March 21st 2013)

Numbers of people investigated, prosecuted and convicted by CJTF:

Since the start of 1391, staff of the Criminal Justice Task Force (CJTF) has continued to work tirelessly to present a credible deterrence to those involved in the production and distribution of narcotics in Afghanistan.

There has been a clear and intense focus on the role of the CJTF in not only arresting and prosecuting alleged drug traffickers, but also ensuring that the rights of those arrested are fully respected and they are given a fair and open trial.

CJTF Investigation and Laboratory Department:

The CJTF Investigation and Laboratory Dept is the first department at the CJTF to receive the cases sent by the Counter Narcotics Police of Afghanistan (CNPA) and other law enforcement organizations (LEOs) from across Afghanistan.

In 2012, the CJTF Investigation and Laboratory Dept received 590 serious narcotics and intoxicating drinks cases including 669 suspects from the across the country. As part of these cases 20 public officials, 12 foreigners and 2 females were among the suspects whose primary investigation was completed and sent to the CJTF Prosecution Department for further investigation.

Case Developments:

In 2012, the CJTF Investigation and Laboratory Dept developed 18 narco-cases with great skill and bravery which lead to the arrest of 26 suspects. After completing their investigation, the cases were sent to the CJTF Prosecution Department for further investigation.

The total quantities of seized drugs along with their cases were sent to the CJTF Investigation and Laboratory Dept within the last year, are as follows:

More than 4.11 tonnes heroin

More than 36.43 tonnes morphine

More than 71.63 tonnes opium

More than 120.52 tonnes hashish

More than 43.90 tonnes solid chemical precursors

More than 29.33 thousand liters liquid precursors

More than 42.78 thousand liters Alcohol

CJTF General Prosecution Directorate:

In 2012, the CJTF Prosecution Directorate successfully completed the investigation and prosecution of 588 serious narcotics and intoxicating drinks cases based on the Law against intoxicating drinks and narcotics which they received from CJTF ILD. Within this period, the CJTF General Prosecution Directorate sent 551 cases to the CJTF Primary Court, 436 cases to the CJTF Appeal Court and 419 cases to the Supreme Court of Afghanistan for their final decisions.

CJTF Primary Court:

In 2012, the CJTF Primary Court dealt with all the cases received from the CJTF General Prosecution Directorate and as a result 704 people have been convicted to prison sentences of up to 20 years and acquitted 2 people due to lack of enough evidences. These convictions included 2 females, 21 public officials, 5 foreigners as well as a number of heads of Afghanistan’s largest drug trafficking rings.

CJTF Appeal Court:

In 2012, the CJTF Appeal Court dealt with all the cases received from the CJTF General Prosecution Directorate and as a result convicted 713 defendants on different narco-crimes to prison sentences of up to 20 years and acquitted 3 people. The convictions included 37 public officials, 2 females, 13 foreigners as well as a number of drugs trafficking rings heads.

Cases Finalized By Supreme Court: 

In 2012, the CJTF Prosecution Directorate sent 419 serious narco-cases after they were decided by the CJTF Appeal Court to the Supreme Court of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. And finally the convictions of 609 drug traffickers have been finalized by the Supreme court of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.