KARACHI: The Sindh Excise and Taxation has arrested 158 drug peddlers while more than 9,000-litre liquor, bhang/opium, ICE powder, 1,556-kilogramme charas, 21-kilogramme heroin and other narcotics during the last six months.
This was revealed by Sindh Minister for Excise, Taxation and Narcotics Mukesh Kumar Chawla, while presiding over a meeting with all Divisional Directors of E&T here in his office. E&T Secretary Dr Mansoor Ahmed Rizvi and DG Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui also attended the meeting.
According to details, 39 drug peddlers from Karachi division, 36 from Hyderabad division, 7 from Larkana division, 40 from Sukkur division, 21 from Mirpurkhas division, 12 from Shaheed Benazirabad, while Provincial Intelligence Office arrested 03 drug peddlers.
Giving briefing to the minister, E&T DG Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui informed him that as much as 1,556-kilogramme charas, 21-kilogramme heroin, 751-kilogramme bhang, 8,838-litre liquor, 723 fake wine bottles, 900 ICE Powder (a refined form of heroin), while a large number of weapons and ammunitions including 16 rifles, 82 pistols and 51,500 rifle rounds were also recovered from these 158 accused.
The DG said as many as 19 vehicles used in transportation of the narcotics have also been impounded including cars, trucks and pickups.