Karachi, January 12, 2017 (PPI-OT):Provincial Minister for Excise and Taxation and Narcotics Mukesh Kumar Chawla has said that during last six months E and T Police have arrested 158 drug peddlers while more than nine thousands illicit liquor, bhang/opium, ICE powder, 1556 kilogram charas, 21 kilogram heroine and other narcotics have recovered from their possession and 19 vehicles have also been impounded. This he said while presiding over a meeting of all Divisional Directors E and T here in his office today.
Secretary E and T Dr. Mansoor Ahmed Rizvi and DG E and T Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui also attended the meeting. According to details 39 drug peddlers from Karachi division, 36 from Hyderabad division, 07 from Larkana division, 40 from Sukkur division, 21 from Mirpurkhas division, 12 from Shaheed Benazirabad while Provincial Intelligence Office arrested 03 drug peddlers.
In the meeting while giving briefing to the minister for Excise and taxation, the DG E and T Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui informed that across the province, as much 1556 kilogram charas, 21 kilogram heroine, 751 kilogram bhang, 8838 litres illicit liquor, 723 fake wine bottles, 900 ICE Powder (a refined form of heroine ) while a large number of weapons and ammunitions including 16 rifles, 82 pistols and 51500 rifle rounds were also recovered from these 158 accused.
DG added, ‘As many 19 vehicles used in transportation of the narcotics have also been impounded including cars, trucks and pickups’. The Minister for Excise and taxation and Narcotics Control Mukesh Kumar Chawla, while expressing his satisfaction over the performance of the E and T Department, directed the Divisional Directors to speed up their drive against drug peddlers.
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