Six women drug peddlers arrrested in different cities


ISLAMABAD: Six women have been arrested in different cities on the charge of drug peddling and having links with drug mafias.

The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) in a statement said that these women were caught smuggling narcotics in different cities of Pakistan. The women were working for national and international mafias.

It said 26 kilograms of charas was recovered from five of the six arrested women.

The ANF said 87 capsules full of heroin were also recovered from the stomach of a woman at Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore.

Moreover, 22 kilograms of charas was recovered from two women after their arrest in Orangi Town, Karachi.

One woman was also rounded near Islamabad after recovery of 750 grams of charas and ice from her possession.

It may be mentioned that a few days ago, the Counter-Terrorism Department of Khyber Pakthunkhwa stated that since 2014 at least 51 women had been found involved in different heinous crimes.

Of these women, 30 were found involved in terrorism, 13 in kidnapping for ransom and three in target killing cases.

Moreover, two women were involved in extortion cases, and three others in terror financing.

A senior police officer said involvement of women in heinous crime was a challenge for law enforcement agencies.

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