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Sindh Excise, Taxation & Narcotics Control Dept Seizes 109,479kg Drugs In 6 Years

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By Our Web Reporter

KARACHI–Provincial Minister for Excise & Taxation and Narcotics Control Department & Parliamentary Affairs Mukesh Kumar Chawla has said that Sindh Excise & Taxation and Narcotics Control Department has seized a total of 109479 kg of drugs in the last six years while 3748 cases have been registered against drug dealers and 3985 accused were arrested.

He said this while presiding over a meeting chaired by him. The meeting was also attended by Secretary Excise &  Taxation and Narcotics Control Department Sindh Abdul Haleem Sheikh, Directors General Haji Saleem Bhutto, Munir Ahmed Zardari, Additional Director Nasir Affandi, and other officers.

Briefing the meeting, it was informed that 1259.876 kg of heroin and 73589.536 kg of chars were seized from 2008 to November 2020, and 831.484 kg of opium, 33798.550 kg of bhang, and 5529 bottles of foreign liquor were seized during the same period. The meeting was further informed that 3985 accused involved in drug trafficking were arrested and 3748 cases were registered.

At present, there are 48 Excise Police Stations in the province. There are 8 police stations in Karachi, 10 in Hyderabad, 13 in Sukkur, 10 in Larkana, and 7 in Mirpur Khas. There are 9  check posts in the province.

Addressing the meeting, Provincial Minister for Excise & Taxation and Narcotics Control Department & Parliamentary Affairs Mukesh Kumar Chawla said that the Department of Excise & Taxation and Narcotics Control was using all its resources to protect the youth from drug poisoning. We were cooperating fully with all concerned agencies to eradicate drugs in Sindh province.

He said that in the current situation, it is very important that parents, teachers and other stakeholders also play their effective role in eradicating drugs. Provincial Minister for Excise & Taxation and  Narcotics Control Department & Parliamentary Affairs Mukesh Kumar Chawla said that eradication of drugs is not possible unless all stakeholders of the society work together to eradicate drugs.