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Shahryar vows to make Pakistan narcotics-free country

KARACHI: State Minister for Interior Shahryar Afridi on Monday vowed to make Pakistan a narcotics-free state.  

Addressing a drug burning ceremony, Shahryar Afridi said the government would expedite drive against drugs and added that the operations against narcotics would be extended to every nook and corner of the country.

He said that the government would leave no stone unturned in ridding the county of menace of narcotics.The minister lauded the performance of Pakistan Coast Guard (PCG) and said that it was playing key role in controlling  drugs. He said that 10 tons of narcotics worth Rs40 bn seized by the cost guard was burnt today.

Shahryar Afridi underscored the need of efforts at international level to control spread of narcotics. He said fence was erected at Pak-Afghan border to control cross border smuggling.

Read More: Coast guards foil bid to smuggle 75kg ice drug in Balochistan

Earlier, Pakistan Coast Guards (PCG), on December25, had foiled a bid to smuggle 75 kilogram crystal methamphetamine (ice) and apprehended a suspect in Balochistan.

According to the PCG spokespersons, the officials, on a tip-off, had conducted raid at a vehicle on Shah Jahan Road and seized 75 kg crystal ice and took a suspect into custody.

The spokesperson had said that the recovered ice is said to be worth $0.6 million in international market. Law enforcement agencies are investigating the suspect for further information and conducting raids to arrest his accomplices, he concluded.




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