In a significant development, law enforcement in the northern province of Sari Pul, Afghanistan, has revealed the discovery of a cache of arms and ammunition, including high-powered weaponry such as an RPG-7 rocket launcher. Din Mohammad Nazari, an official, reported the findings on Wednesday, detailing that the contraband, comprising four AKM rifles, a machine gun, and a U.S.-made M16 assault rifle, was unearthed during a recent series of operations in various parts of Sari Pul province.
The spokesperson for the provincial police disclosed that the operations also led to the recovery of thousands of bullets and projectiles. The scale of the arsenal raises concerns about illicit arms trafficking and potential security threats in the region.
This revelation follows a similar crackdown in the eastern province of Panjshir, where police successfully uncovered additional arms and ammunition on Friday. The coordinated efforts of law enforcement in different regions underscore the ongoing challenges related to arms proliferation and the imperative to address such security threats for the well-being of the local population.