Afghan National Security and International Security Assistance Forces seized a large quantity of narcotics in Chakhansur district, Nimroz province, Nov. 13.
Multiple intelligence sources and tips from local citizens led the joint security force to suspected drug infiltration routes in Nimroz and Helmand provinces. During the course of the operation, the joint security force stopped several vehicles that were suspected of smuggling narcotics.
During the operation the joint security force attempted to stop a suspicious vehicle that appeared to have numerous bags consistent with narcotics. As the force attempted to stop the vehicle, the occupants started shooting at them and attempted to flee. The security force returned fire wounding one of the occupants and disabling the vehicle.
After securing the site, the joint security force provided medical attention to the wounded individual. Found in the vehicle was more than 1,800 pounds (820 kilograms) of opium, 425 pounds (193 kg) of crystal heroin, almost 210 pounds (95 kg) of brown heroin, and several automatic weapons and associated ammunition.
The two men were detained by Afghan security forces and taken in for further questioning.
The narcotics and weapons were safely destroyed on site.
Article by ISAF Joint Command