ISAF Congratulates Afghan Police on Significant Chemical Find
KABUL, Afghanistan (May 10, 2012) – The International Security Assistance Force congratulates Afghan border and customs police on their momentous seizure of 16,000 kilograms of ammonium chloride in Spin Boldak district, Kandahar province Wednesday.
3rd Kandak Afghan Border Police Zone 3 and Afghan Customs Police discovered the cache of 342 bags in a truck while conducting a dismounted patrol. No friendly force or civilian casualties or damage were reported during the seizure.
Ammonium chloride is commonly used as a precursor to produce illegal drugs, which are often sold to fund insurgent activities. The seizure exemplifies the increasing professional capability of Afghan forces in stopping potential insurgent activity and to provide security throughout Afghanistan.