KHANEWAL - District Police Officer (DPO) Rana Omer Farooq directed officers concerned to launch a zero-tolerance policy against drug peddling in order to protect the next generation from drugs. In the light of the special instruction and guidelines of DPO Rana Umar Farooq, the operation against the drug peddlers under the supervision of SDPOs is ogoing across the district.
In a major operation against the notorious elements, eight drug lords were arrested and 10.64 kg of hashish was recovered. According to a press release, drug peddlers Umar Farooq Oud, Javed Oud, Usman Oud, Yasin Oud, Shabir Oud, Saleem Oud, Abdul Ghaffar Oud and Parveen alias Balqin were arrested red-handed by the police at Qaiser Chowk, Stadium Road, T-Chowk, Railway Road, and further interrogation is going on under separate cases.
A press release said that operations against the drug lords were ongoing. DPO Khanewal Rana Umar Farooq said that crackdown on the trade and use of drugs would continue, the drug dealers would not be allowed to operate freely in the district .
The DPO said these elements were destroying the bright future of the youth. In this connection, Chhab Kalan police station also arrested three drug dealers, from whose possession 7.6kg of hashish and 2.1 kg of opium was recovered. Illegal weapons pistol 30 bore 03, Corolla GLI car and 02 motorcycles have also been seized by the police. According to the press release, drug dealers Iftikhar Joya, Zulfikar Joya and Asif Dogar were arrested from 80/15L, 84/15L and 77/15L. DPO Khanewal said that Khanewal Police has started an operation against drug peddlers, as a result of which positive and major actions had been taken. He appealed to the public and said that if parents wanted a bright future for their children, it was necessary to keep a close eye on their children’s company and their movements. At the same time they should keep their areas free of drugs.
He said police would take immediate action against dealers selling drugs. He said police would also ensure destruction of drug trafficking dens without discrimination.