June 17th, 2010
08:27 AM ET

False truck floor reveals opium stash

In the Garmser District of Helmand province, a NATO International Security Assistance Force patrol found 450 kilograms of opium in a truck and detained the driver and a passenger.

The drugs were "hidden under a false floor in a truck after the driver tried to avoid a vehicle checkpoint," ISAF said Thursday.

The patrol also found a kilogram of amphetamines on a farm tractor and detained several people "who tested positive for using the drug."

Militants use the drug trade to fund their activities.

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