International, Afghan Forces Kill 60 Militants, Seize 102 Tons of Drugs
KABUL — International and Afghan forces have killed 60 militants and seized 102 tons of opium poppy seeds, drugs and chemicals during a four-day operation in southern Afghanistan, the U.S. military said Saturday.
It was one of the biggest drug seizures by foreign troops in Afghanistan since their arrival in 2001, the military said.
The attack "severely disrupted one of the key militant and criminal operations and narcotics hubs in southern Afghanistan," the military said in a statement.
The forces seized 83 tons of poppy seeds, along with tar opium, processed morphine, processed heroin and hashish, it said. They also captured hundreds of gallons of chemicals used to process heroin.
Why can't they just burn the damn fields before they can be harvested? Nothing like the smell of Napalm in the Morning