13 drug dealers arrested with 250kg hashish and 700 liters of liquor

December 29, 2015 Off By Web Desk

KARACHI: On the special directives of Provincial Minister for Excise & Taxation and Narcotics Control Gyan Chand Essrani, 13 accused have been arrested while 250 kg hashish and 700 liters of illicit liquor recovered from their possession, while two vehicles have been impounded during a special drive against drug manufacturers and dealers initiated few days back in Sindh, an official told in a statment on Wednesday.

According to Director General of Excise Department Shabbir Ahmed Shaikh, a team headed by Director Excise Karachi Amir Jameel raided a house in Malir in Karachi, arrested an accused and recovered 100 kg hashish from his possession, while in other raids, three more accused were nabbed and hashish and illicit liquor recovered from their possession.

In Sukkur Division, near Ubaro, a truck was spotted and 80 kg hashish was recovered and two accused were also arrested, while in district Sanghar and Kandyaro, two accused were arrested and more than 170 liters of illicit liquor were recovered.

One accused was arrested in Thatta and another overpowered in Hyderabad, In this action, 265 illicit liquor was recovered. Raids were also conducted in districts of Jacobabad and Shaheed Benazirabad, where two accused were arrested, while hundreds liters of illicit liquor were recovered from their possession.

On the other hand, a statement was issued by Provincial Minister for Excise & Taxation Gyan Chand Essrani in which he lauded the efforts of the Excise Department and expressed his commitment that he would continue his efforts to make Sindh a drug free province.