Jail official, five others held for drug trafficking in TT Singh
TOBA TEK SINGH: An assistant superintendent of the district jail and his five accomplices were arrested for drug-trafficking here on Tuesday night.
Reports said a police party led by ASP Amjad Sheikh arrested the six accused after raiding their houses in the residential colony of the district jail on an information provided by Jail Superintendent Ahmad Naveed Gondal.
Those arrested were identified as assistant superintendent Waqar Alvi, Kamalia check-post van driver (constable) Muhammad Asif Iqbal and four accomplices Malik Abdul Ghaffar of Muhammadpura, Muhammad Latif of Chak 359-GB, Sanaullah of Chak 435-JB and Hasan Mujtaba of Chak 331-JB (Athwal).
The police also recovered a big quantity of heroin and hashish from their possession. Sources said the accused were not only supplying narcotics to addicts in the district jail but were also selling it in different towns of the district.
Jail Superintendent Naveed Gondal claimed that he had no information regarding supplying of narcotics inside the jail. However, he said he had received complaints about the involvement of Waqar Alvi in the narcotic business. The police have registered a case against all the accused under Section 9-C of the Control of Narcotic Substances Act.
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