Ayaz Gul VOA News January 22, 2023 ISLAMABAD — Taliban authorities in Afghanistan have arrested five men, including two Chinese nationals, for allegedly trying to smuggle an estimated 1,000 metric tons of lithium-bearing rocks out of the country. The arrests and the seizure of the rocks were made in the eastern Afghan border city of Jalalabad.
8am: Sources on Saturday, October 29, said that local Taliban authorities smuggle weapons across the border by using some local residents. Based on the information, American weapons, including night vision cameras, rifles, and snipers have a very demanding market in Pakistan, particularly the Pakistani military members prefer these weapons. Click here to read more (external
It’s been estimated that 95 percent of the medicine in Afghanistan enters the country illegally. According to an investigation by RFE/RL’s Radio Farda, a significant portion of the pharmaceuticals come from Iran and are smuggled into Afghanistan on trucks and buses.
By RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi May 27, 2022 The Taliban has tried to stem the flow of Afghans attempting to escape economic ruin and persecution. But, despite an official ban, the smuggling of undocumented migrants to neighboring Iran and Pakistan continues to rise with the help of Taliban border guards and officials willing to look the other
1TV: US authorities on Monday returned 33 antiquities valued approximately $1.8 million to Afghanistan. The antiquities were handed over to the Afghan ambassador by the Manhattan district attorney’s office and the Department of Homeland Security. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: Documents seen by TOLO news show that millions of dollars and hundreds of hundreds of kilograms of gold have been smuggled out of Afghanistan. Sources told TOLO news that a number of lawmakers and politicians in collaboration with the government officials are smuggling US cash and gold from Hairatan Port. Click here to
RFE/RL’s Tajik Service March 2, 2021 A high-ranking Afghan politician has found himself at the center of a scandal in Tajikistan involving $15 million in cash and some 90 kilos of gold bars seized from smugglers at the Dushanbe airport in November. Mohammad Mirza Katawazai, the deputy chairman of the Afghan parliament, angrily rejects the
Ariana: Amrullah Saleh, First Vice President has rejected the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction’s (SIGAR) report over the smuggling of cash from the Hamid Karzai International Airport. In his daily 6:30 am meeting, Saleh stated: “However a massive amount of foreign currency does exit Afghanistan’s porous land borders by cross-border networks. Click here to
Tolo News: The US Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) in a report published on Jan. 14 says that since the collapse of the Taliban regime in 2001, cash smuggling out of Afghanistan’s international air and land ports has been a concern for the Afghan government, the United States, and the international community. This latest
Tolo News: Pakistani authorities seized 74 smuggled falcons belonging to “endangered species” in raids at a posh residential area in the southern port city of Karachi, a customs official said on Saturday (October 17). At a press conference, the customs collector Mohammad Saqif said the birds were smuggled from Afghanistan and were destined to be