Along with the escalation of terrorist violence in the country in recent months, there is evidence of an organized crime and criminal events; A case that worries the residents of the capital.
In the latest case, security officials at the Kabul Police Command say that at least 12 people have been arrested in connection with various criminal offenses in a series of operations by police on multiple parts of the Kabul city.
Residents of Kabul believe that as security forces clashed with the Taliban and other terrorist groups have increased. Still, meanwhile, various criminal offenses have amplified in the capital and other provinces. But the Kabul Police Command wrote in a newsletter that the Kabul police is trying to arrest the criminals and that securing people’s property and assets are their top priority.
“Twelve people have been arrested for various criminal offenses in various parts of Kabul,” the Kabul Police Command wrote in a press release on Wednesday (26/5/2021).
The suspects were charged with various crimes such as mobile phone theft, illegal weapon transfer, car theft, injury, drinking alcohol, and extortion in the first, third, fourth, eighth, tenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth districts of Kabul city. They have been identified and detained by the police, and three handguns and a stolen vehicle have also been seized from the detainees.
Officials of the Kabul Police Command emphasize that the cooperation between the police and the people within the framework of the Security Pact continues in earnest and that the implemented programs in Kabul have led to the arrest of dozens of insurgents. However, Kabul police warn that criminals will not be safe anywhere.
Armed robberies, murder, kidnapping, drug trafficking, mobile phone theft, and other forms of crime have peaked in recent months. Still, the Kabul Police Command says that after the opening of the Security Pact program in the past year, with the Ministry of Interior’s implementation efforts, the rate of criminal offenses in the capital has decreased. Since last year, more than 1,500 people have been arrested for various crimes in Kabul province.