Armed Taliban smugglers enter Pakistan

Taliban forces selling weapons at arms market in Zabul province and smuggled most of them to Pakistan . Taliban security forces discovered more than a dozen assault rifles and ammunition in southern Kandahar province .

Kabul (Afghanistan), June 30: According to local media, Taliban forces were selling ex-security units' weapons at an arms market in Afghanistan's Zabul province and smuggled most of them to Pakistan.Taliban commanders are reportedly selling the weapons of ex-security force members at weapons markets in Zabul province, according to Payk Media, a local media outlet in Afghanistan.According to data, the bulk of the #Taliban commanders' weapons secretly sold in Zabul are smuggled into #Pakistan.#Afghanistan.Meanwhile, Taliban security forces discovered more than a dozen assault rifles and ammunition in southern Kandahar province.

The Taliban-controlled Afghanistan also placed a lot of military hardware and weapons at their disposal, including six stokes of AK-47, 13 pistols, thousands of bullets, and 19 mines of rocket-propelled grenades (RPG), according to Afghans senior police officer Mullah Abdul Ghani Haqbin.After capture of Kabul, the Taliban not only took political control of Afghanistan but also gained control of all the US-made arms and military equipment left behind by the fledgling Afghan forces.Afghan gun dealers sell their handmade weapons and military equipment in their stores.The smugglers are stealing the weapons from the shattered Afghan army bases and stealing them from Afghan government troops and Taliban fighters.

The arms smugglers within Pakistan's borders are having a field day.In trucks carrying fruits and vegetables, the weapons from Afghanistan are smuggled into Pakistan.According to the article, the principal points of entry for the arms are the Torkham border crossings, Torkham (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Chaman (Baluchistan), Ghulam Khan (North Waziristan) and Nawa Pass (Bajaur).According to an article in Islam Khabar, Afghanistan is the main source of opium supply to global drug markets, and Pakistan is the transport hub, with drug networks operating from the region using its drug routes to reach international markets.