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Operation Nightingale (Completed Feb 2012) PDF Print E-mail
Written by Chewie   
Friday, 03 February 2012 00:00



By Chewie


This operation is CLASSIFIED.

News report and declassified publicly released news coverage is below.



BBC NEWS - FEB 2012 

Taskforce RG announced today that it seized a drug cache of 23, 264 pounds of resin during an Operation Nightingale in Taki province, Afghanistan.

Hashish, often known as "hash", is a cannabis preparation composed of compressed and/or purified preparations of stalked resin glands, called trichomes, collected from the unfertilized buds of the marijuana plant. It contains the same active ingredients, such as THC and other cannabinoids - but in higher concentrations than unsifted buds or leaves.


Cannabis farms were destroyed and the ground contaminated by G-16 Classifed chemical agent



“An Afghan and coalition security force discovered a drug cache during an operation in Sayyid Karam district, Raki province, Thursday. The cache contained 16,000 kg (35,274 pounds) of hashish. The task force destroyed the drugs on site and detained two suspected drug traffickers” (source: International Security Assistance Force Joint Command operational update


See video: Cannabis Economics - Marijuana production in Afghanistan, Helmand (Task force in action)




Hashish may be solid or resinous depending on the preparation; pressed hashish is usually solid, whereas water-purified hashish—often called "bubble melt hash"—is often a paste-like substance with varying hardness and pliability, its color most commonly light to dark brown but varying toward green, yellow, black or red.

Hash is used as a type of currency crop in Afghanistan, used by the insurgency in trade for weapons, cash, ammunition. Most likely this stash was headed for the blackmarket where it would wind up on the streets and coffee houses of Europe, the United States and the Middle East.


Gambler Squad Feb 2012

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