Gang using social media to sell drugs busted in city

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Staff Reporter

Police claimed to have busted a gang involved in selling drugs through social media from Shireen Jinnah Colony of the metropolis.

On a tip-off, a five-member gang was apprehended by police, who used to sell drugs through social media platforms.

The arrested gang members included a woman allegedly involved in supplying narcotics to girls in posh areas of the city.

According to the initial investigation, the accused used different social networking sites such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter to trap the people.

SSP Keamari Fida Hussain told the media that 20 kilograms of narcotics were recovered from their possession the criminals during the raid.

The criminals used to sell the drugs to people in Keamari, Defence and Clifton areas, he said, adding that the alleged drug peddlers received orders from social media apps and supplied the narcotics to their homes.

Nargis, one of the gang members, has supplied the drugs to girls in posh areas, said Hussain, adding that the criminals charge Rs10,000 for a packet of narcotics.

During preliminary investigation, they confessed to having smuggled narcotics from other parts of the county to different districts of the metropolis through a network of drug dens.

Earlier, the Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) had arrested five drug peddlers in different areas of the metropolis.

According to ANF sources, during a crackdown on drug peddlers, an ANF team conducted a raid in the Sohrab Goth area of the city and arrested a drug peddler, Muhammad Zubair, son of Muhammad Riaz.

More than two kilograms of hashish were recovered from the possession of the arrested accused.

Meanwhile, on a tip-off, ANF carried out raids in Korangi and Shah Faisal Colony and detained two drug dealers, Kashif, son of Ansaar and Nadeem Shah, son of Ahmed Hussain.

The raided teams also recovered 850 grams of heroin from the custody of the accused.

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