In Shah Joy district, Zabul province, a combined Afghan and coalition security force discovered a drug cache and a marijuana field during a patrol yesterday.
Officials were unable to determine the weight of the marijuana growing in the field; however, the estimate of the size of the field was about one half acre. The cache find yielded 440 pounds (200 kg) of marijuana.
All drugs were destroyed on location without incident.
In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:
In Shah Joy district, Zabul province, a coalition security force discovered a weapons cache during a patrol yesterday. The cache consisted of machine gun and small-arms ammunition, three rocket-propelled grenades, one illumination round, 44 pounds (20 kg) of explosive material and various improvised explosive device components. All of the weapons were destroyed on-site without incident.
A combined Afghan and coalition security force conducted an operation in search of a Taliban leader in Musa Qala district, Helmand province. The Taliban leader directs roadside bomb and ambush attacks against coalition forces in Northern Helmand. The security force detained multiple suspected insurgents during the operation.
Article by ISAF Joint Command