Peshawar police launch campaign against crystal meth

Peshawar police launch campaign against crystal meth
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Superintendent Javed Iqbal (middle) addressing a press briefing on Saturday. (AN photo)
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Seized ice displayed for the media. (AN photo)
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Police arrested more than 40 suspects for selling ice. (AN photo)
Updated 18 August 2018

Peshawar police launch campaign against crystal meth

Peshawar police launch campaign against crystal meth
  • Police says that ice drug is brought from Afghanistan and stored in the tribal districts before it reaches Peshawar
  • Peshawar Police plans an awareness campaign against the ice drug in colleges and universities

PESHAWAR: Police in Peshawar have launched a campaign against crystal meth, or ice, and have arrested more than 40 dealers and seized 2kg of the drug in the last two days, Superintendent Javed Iqbal said on Saturday.
He appealed to the public and the media to report the sale of ice and other drugs to the police. Ice is the purest and most potent form of methamphetamine. It comes as a powder or as crystals that are usually snorted, injected or smoked.
As part of the campaign, seminars will be organized at colleges and universities, banners and pamphlets will be displayed in public places, and religious scholars and prayer leaders in mosques are being asked to raise awareness about the ill effects of ice, Iqbal said. 
The drug “is brought from Afghanistan and stored in the tribal districts,” he added. The administration of the tribal districts bordering Afghanistan have been asked to increase surveillance against ice smugglers, he said.
Superintendent Shahzada Kaukab Farooq told Arab News that ice is costly, “and Peshawar is home to people who can afford it.”