FAISALABAD: As much as 52 kg of narcotics in the custody of Faisalabad Saddar police has been replaced with soap, hair-removing powder and gur, The Express Tribune learnt on Friday. The matter came into light when Investigation SSP Mujahid Akbar ordered an inquiry in which three former SHOs and around a dozen other police officials were investigated. The inquiry report states, “police arrested the Kamoka gang in 2011 and seized 38 kg chars, 13 kg heroin and 1 kg opium.” CPO Rai Tahir had told media that over Rs400,000 had also been seized. It was learnt that the narcotics were kept at the police station instead of being deposited at the police store during the tenures of SHOs Ayub Sahi, Tahir Manj and Zafar Iqbal. Police officials subsequently replaced the 38 kg chars by soap, 13kg heroin by hair-removing powder and 1kg opium by black gur. Former muharrars Naveed Toor, Khalid Akhtar and naib muharrar Arshad Ahmad will also be investigated.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 28th, 2012.
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