KARACHI: South Zone police claimed on Saturday to have detained a drug dealer of “international level” among four suspects and seized a huge quantity of ice and hashish, worth millions of rupees, from their custody. The narcotics were being supplied to youths of posh areas.

“South Zone police (Keamari district) have arrested four members of an interprovincial drug trafficking gang involved in supplying synthetic drugs/ice,” said South DIG Javed Akbar Riaz.

The senior officer added that the police had seized 11 kilograms of ice and 9kg of hashish from them.

“The gang members disclosed during interrogation that they were supplying drugs to dealers operating throughout the city, especially in Clifton and Defence.”

The drugs seized by the police have an estimated value of Rs80 million in the international market.

The suspects were identified as Haji Mohsin, Nisar Ahmed, Imran and Naseer.

The South Zone police chief said Haji Mohsin was a drug dealer of “international level” from whose custody 10kg ice was seized. He was trying to bring ice from Balochistan to the city by a rickshaw.

The police were trying that the Anti-Narcotics Force should jointly work with them on this case, it was stated.

This whole network has been providing ice and other drugs to the youths of Defence and Clifton. The forensic examination of their mobile phones would be carried out and if any element of money laundering was detected, the police would approach the Federal Investigation Agency to proceed further in the case.

Published in Dawn, September 5th, 2021

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