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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 2015/16

The figures included in the Report are from the Islamic Year 1394 (March 21st 2015 to March 20st 2016)

Numbers of people investigated, prosecuted and convicted by CJTF:

Since start of 1394, the Criminal Justice Task Force (CJTF) personnel have continued to work tirelessly to present a credible deterrence to those involved in production and distribution of narcotics in Afghanistan, (Islamic year).

There has been a clear and intense focus on the role of the CJTF not only in arrestment 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 that receives cases sent by the Counter Narcotics Police of Afghanistan (CNPA) and other law enforcement organizations from across Afghanistan.

In 2015, the CJTF Investigation and Laboratory Dept. received 534 serious narcotics and intoxicating drinks cases along with 711 suspects and 140 suspect-less cases from the across the country. As part of these cases 40 public officials, 3 foreigner nationals from Iran and 15 females were among the suspects whose primary investigation was completed and 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 6 tons of heroin

 More than 1.5 tons of morphine

 More than 27 tons of opium

 More than 184 tons of hashish

 More than 7.5 tons of solid chemical precursors

 More than 4253liters of liquid precursors

 More than 18675 liters Alcohol

Beside the destruction of 1 drug processing laboratory, 143 different kinds of weapons with 1055 bullets, 4 rockets, 1 grenade, 627 cell-phones, and 335 different kinds of vehicles were seized and detected by security and detective organizations.

CJTF General Prosecution Directorate:

In 2015, the CJTF Prosecution Directorate successfully completed the investigation and prosecution of 558 serious narcotics and intoxicating drinks cases based on the Law against intoxicating drinks and narcotics which they received from CJTF Investigation and Laboratory Dept. Within this period, the CJTF General Prosecution Directorate pursued and completed the investigation and prosecution of 510 cases of narcotic and intoxicating drinks and currently 48 cases are under investigation and prosecution process. 

Within Islamic year 1394, the CJTF Prosecution Directorate confiscated the following money from drug traffickers seized during anti-narcotic operations: 21242771 AFs, 122175 USD, 18262880 Pakistani Rs, 72033000 Iranian Toman, and 31950 Indian Rs.

The above mentioned amounts were detected and seized by detective organizations. All money have been handed over and deposited to Da Afghanistan Bank.

It is worth mentioning that during 1394, large quantities of narcotic drugs and intoxicating drinks have been seized from drug traffickers by security and detective organizations. After their arson orders had been issued by authorized courts, the seized narcotics have been burned in the presence of high ranking government official, foreign guests and national and international media.

In the aforementioned period, Nangarhar, Kabul and Kandahar provinces are on top of the CJTF list, Nangarhar with 94 cases, Kandahar with 62, and Kabul with 46 cases.