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Youth dies after taking ‘ecstasy tablets’ at DHA party, drug supplier arrested

KARACHI: The Gizri police claimed on Saturday to have arrested a most wanted drug peddler.

SSP South Zubair Nazir Shaikh said Shahrukh is the key suspect in a case pertaining to the death of a youth after drug overdose at a dance party in the port city’s posh locality of Defence Housing Authority (DHA).

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The suspect had sold three ‘ecstasy tablets’ for Rs1500 each to deceased Mobeen, the SSP said.

“Mobeen was rushed to a nearby hospital after his health deteriorated suddenly at the dance party,” he said, adding all of his friends escaped after he died. A post-mortem examination report of the deceased confirmed he died of drug overdose, SSP Shaikh detailed.

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Mobeen’s friends relayed he bought the tablets from Shahrukh, the police officer revealed, adding the suspect’s brothers Shah Asad and Shah Fahad too are criminals as the former is a cocaine supplier while the latter a bookie.

In January 2021, a police party had raided Shah Asad’s drug den, Shaikh said, adding he had hit and killed a police constable with his car while fleeing the scene.



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