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Kam Air Rejects Opium Smuggling Allegation

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan biggest private air aviation company Kam Air had rejected the allegation against it, asking for presenting evidences if available with the US officials, or it would raise the issue to justice and judiciary.
The allegation was shipment of large amount of drugs from Afghanistan that according to the NATO forces had been evacuated in Dushanbe, the capital of neighboring Tajikistan.
Zamari Kamgar said he was ready to accept any evidence, if NATO forces present or the case would be referred to the justice and judiciary, asking the presidential office to cooperate with him to settle the issue and ask his foreign partners to remove the inaccurate assertions.
The Afghan chamber of commerce and industries had also rejected the report as groundless and said the security officials have full control of the airport and would never allow any of the crew or passengers to illegally transfer any objects.
Khan Jan Alokozai, deputy chamber of commerce and industries also rejecting the allegation said the Kabul international airport are fully taken security responsibility from the police and NDS personnel, with no need for the private sector the airfield.
Meanwhile, head of the airport and border police also reject the allegation as baseless, as Yqub Rassouli said not only Kam Air Company, but all of those groups aimed at smuggling an illegal object would not be allowed to use the international airfield.
Spokesman for the ministry of transport, Nangyalay Qalatwal also said the issue should be taken to the government related organs, a move reflect its main target to settle similar disputes, if the NATO and US embassies failed to present no proof. 
Accusation of the Kam Air Airline for loading drugs to the neighboring Tajikistan was part of the events aimed at invalidating the country’s air aviation companies, with sometimes both Arianna Airline and Kam Air are being facing cases in the United Arab Emirates and sometimes, while in some cases, they are being blacklisted by different countries. 
The ministry of transport should step up to rehabilitate the prestige of the country’s air aviation.

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