Karachi: Drug dealer receives 3-yr prison sentence
KARACHI: As reported by the Dawn News on Sunday, a sessions court on Saturday sentenced a drug peddler to three years in prison. The court found Asmatullah guilty of possessing one kilogram of hashish in Nov 2009 within the remit of the Sohrab Goth police station.
District and Sessions Judge (Malir) Syed Kusar Ali Bukhari pronounced his verdict after recording evidence of witnesses and final arguments from both sides. The court also imposed a fine of Rs5,000 on the convict and in case of non-payment he would have to undergo an additional six-month imprisonment.
The accused was produced in court in custody. The judge extended the benefit of Section 382-B (period of detention to be considered while awarding sentence of imprisonment) of the criminal procedure code to the convict and remanded him back to prison along with the conviction warrant to serve out the remainder of his sentence. According to the prosecution, the police arrested the accused in Sohrab Goth and found one-kg hashish from his possession. A case was registered against the accused under Section 6 and 9-B of the Control of Narcotic Substances Act, 1997.
The complete article can be found at Dawn News.