ANF arrests over 100 suspected drug dealers

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad authorities have abducted about 101 drug suppliers, during the last three months who were allegedly involved in supplying drugs to students.

14 crackdown operations were launched in various educational institutes, and resulted registration of 95 cases against drug dealers. Authorities seized 29,723g of hashish, 1,655g of the heroine from the institutes. Moreover, 40,668 illegal liquor bottles, 373 liters of imported liquor and 350 narcotic pills have also been recovered.

Including two students, seven drug peddlers were detained by Islamabad Police on February 9, 2017. The abducted persons were detained from various universities, and students were identified as Waleed Shamim and Zamd-UL-Naas. Police also recovered 350 tablets of ecstasy and 200 grammes of hashish from suspects.

A gang was abducted by the Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) which was involved in supplying drugs to students of various universities and educational institutes of capital city.

Earlier, during the operations conducted by ANF, a drug supplier named Talib Hussain was arrested from Jehlum and 200 tokens of heroine were also recovered from him. Two others dealers named Liaquat Ali Shah and Rizwan Rehman were taken into custody from the H-9 sector, near Govt. Postgraduate Model College.

ANF also detained another dealer, Zar Muhammad and recovered hashish from him. The suspect was abducted from the surroundings of the Beaconhouse School premises in H-8 sector.

Most of the suspects have been caught red-handed while selling drugs to students at expensive educational institutes’ campuses including COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Iqra University, National University of Science and Technology (NUST), Quaid-e-Azam University, Roots school, Beaconhouse and others.