They said once in a blue moon the drug inspector visited the town but he never inspected the stores. They said the local drug sellers arranged the stay of the inspector in a hotel as their guest from where he went back after enjoying visits to Kalash valleys and other tourist spots at the expense of the drug mafia.
It is also alleged that fake drugs were being sold in the bazaar without any check. On the direction of the district police officer (DPO) Abbas Majeed Marwat, the local police led by SHO Chitral Sultan Baig raided a medical store and recovered male potency drugs and other items which were on sale illegally. Most of the drugs were also expired, the police added.
The police also recovered charas from the shop owned by Shafi Uddin, a native of the Dir district, and arrested him.
The SHO said the seized drugs had been sent to the district health department for laboratory test on the base of its reports another case would be registered against the accused.–GH Farooqui