Islamabad, March 06, 2014 (PPI-OT): ANF Quetta conducted a cleanup operation at City Nullah, commonly known as Habib Nullah for the 4th time within 8 months. Resultantly 250 drug addicts have been hauled – up and consumable drugs recovered from their possession. This Addiction Site has again been sanitized / dismantled.
It is pertinent to mention that ANF Quetta has repeatedly carried out sanitization of Habib Nullah, that is, 7 July 2013 detaining 179 addicts, 17 July 2013 detaining 425 addicts , 2 Nov 2013 detaining 524 addicts and 26 Jan 2014 detaining 250 addicts.
Yet at another addiction site of Suryab Link Road , cleanup operations were carried out on 9 July 2013 detaining 22 addicts and 6 Dec 2013 detaining 45 addicts. During these operations 19 Drug Suppliers were arrested and a lot of consumable drugs, syringes, cigarettes, temporary shelters etc were also recovered.
The raiding tea m always dismantled / destroyed the self created addiction facilities, however it re – emerged after a short span . Local Police, Notables of the Area and Public Residents have been asked to stop recoupment of these sites.
Both the addiction sites are in the centre of city and adversely affect the normal routine of general public. These sites not only advertise addiction, but also have a fall out effect in accelerating other crimes. ANF with its meagre manpower strength is a dement to curb the menace by force, yet civil society and other stake holders need to play their role in making the city a drug free place .
For more information, Contact:
Anti Narcotics Task Force (ANTF)
Minister for Narcotics Control
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