ANF strike against drug suppliers to educational institutions


ISLAMABAD: On special instructions of DG ANF Major General Nasir Dilawar Shah HI (M), ANF homed on its endeavors on drug suppliers to educational institutions.

In this regard ANF Intelligence deployed special Surveillance Teams and informers to surface drug gangs involved in supply at educational institutions, especially Rawalpindi & Islamabad.

According to details, ANF arrested heinous drug supplier Waheed Ali, who was involved to supply weed (Marijuana) and LSD Stripes/ Blotters (Imported High End Drugs) to well off students of Quaid-i- Azam University, Iqra University, COMSATS, ROOTS, NUST and other elite class youth (both male & female) employed at Islamabad.

The individual was kept under surveillance for over three weeks, for a red-handed catch. Finally he was arrested with a recovery of 27 Tokens of weed and 32 Blotters of LSD. Price per Token of weed is Rs 3300 and per Blotter Rs 2000. Total worth of these drugs is Rs 1,53,100/-, which he used to distribute within a week.

It is pertinent to mention that in last month ANF conducted 6 operations and arrested 11 drug suppliers to a few educational institutions, especially Quaid-i- Azam University and brought to justice. ANF is working to surface the anomalies which provide space for drug outlaws to successfully operate in educational institutions. In this context, some of the institutions have also been contacted and given suggestions by ANF for administrative actions within their legal powers.

–Recovery includes tokens for students, youth worth Rs 1,53,100

At present, ANF holds back the names of addicts / recipients to grant a chance to affected youth for treatment / correction. It has been observed that habitual students are one of the main source to spread drugs within institutions, which grant attractive returns or free of charge Token.

Considerations are also underway to register cases against all those who are becoming approver to drugs in educational institutions, while negating their status or duties. There is a dire need of pro-active cooperation by authorities of educational institutions to take stringent measures to address drug menace, while disregarding short-term returns in the name of sanctity of institutions / individuals.