Quetta: Police apprehend 400 drug addicts
QUETTA: Police arrested over 400 drug addicts and peddlers during raids here in the Habib Nullah area on Sunday.
Balochistan IGP Malik Iqbal had directed police to take action against people involved in drug pushing and its use.
Police and Balochistan Constabulary personnel blocked all entry and exit points of the nullah that flows in the heart of the city and arrested over 400 people, including five drug peddlers.
DIG Operation Hamid Shakeel said that police also seized three kilograms of heroin during the operation.
He said the arrested drug addicts were taken to different police stations in the provincial capital.
Sources said that Habib Nullah area had become a ‘safe haven’ for drug addicts and police suspected they were involved in different crimes, including mobile phone snatching, drug pushing and other street crimes.