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ANF nabs drugs supplier in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) on Monday nabbed drugs supplier from city’s Sitara Market, ARY News reported.

As per details, drugs’ peddler, Muhammad Ilyas, who was supplying contraband items in the educational institutes of the federal capital, was arrested by ANF’s intelligence team, in an action at Sitara Market here today.

“Muhammad Ilyas was supplier of contraband items in Islamabad’s educational institutes, adding that the team also confiscated contraband items worth rs 15million,” officials of ANF informed media.

The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday (November 30) had directed centre and provinces to submit monthly progress report against the usage of narcotics in educational institutes.

A three-member bench of the SC headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar, while hearing a case pertaining to drug peddling in educational institutes, had ordered the provinces to submit monthly report on drugs in academies.

It is pertinent to mention here that Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) submitted report in the apex court on drugs in educational institutes, whereas the chief justice directed Sindh and Balochistan police to submit their reply  over noncooperation within 10 days.

DIG operation Lahore told the apex court that police launched crackdown against the drug peddlers and apprehended at least 50 suspects.

During the proceeding, CJP Saqib Nisar asked that who is responsible to curb the drug peddling and maintained that drugs are easily available in the educational institutes. He directed the DIG operation Lahore to take action against the black sheep in his department.

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