Excise Dept starts crackdown against drug dealers in KP

Peshawar    -     The Excise Department has started a crackdown on intelligence base information against traffickers and seized 14kg high quality of heroin by arresting two alleged government employees. This was stated by an official of the Excise Department Khyber Pakhtunkhwa while addressing the media men here on Sunday. He said that in operation of Police Station Excise Mardan region, a bid to smuggle heroin in huge amounts was foiled. On secret information, the alleged government employee was arrested after recovering 14kg of high quality heroin. The accused was earlier arrested by Excise Police Swat on November 19, 2021 after recovering 500 grams of ice. The accused was released from jail a few days ago and was again caught smuggling heroin, he said, adding, there was an attempt to smuggle heroin through a motor car. On the directives of the KP Chief Minister, full intelligence base operations against drug dealers and smugglers are going on rapidly, Zafarul Islam Khattak, Director General Excise said when asked to comment. In the light of the Chief Minister’s recent orders, we are trying to ensure that all anti-narcotics operations are targeted, he said.

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