ISLAMABAD: State Minister of Interior Shehryar Afridi has said that a large of students in Islamabad are taking ‘crystal myth’, ARY News reported on Tuesday.
“Score of students belonging to big schools of Islamabad use crystal meth, those involved in the business will be given exemplary punishment,” said the minister while addressing a presser in the federal capital today.
Afridi said that 75% of female students and 45% of male students, including from well-known educational institutions, have been found to be taking the drug.
The minister also said that elements within the Anti-narcotics Force (ANF) and law enforcement found to be involved with drug sellers will not be spared.
Crystal methamphetamine, also called ice, is a drug which consists of colourless crystals of varying sizes and shapes that are used by smoking, insufflations and injecting into one’s body.
It may be recalled that, Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF), yesterday, had nabbed a drugs supplier from city’s Sitara Market.
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.