293 tons of drugs set ablaze in Quetta
QUETTA (92 News) – Inspector General (IG) Balochistan Frontier Corps (FC) Major General Sher Afgan has on Thursday said that the drugs is giving birth to terrorism and other evils of the society and warned terrorists and smugglers of stern action against them.
Addressing a ceremony in Quetta on Thursday, he said that the roots of drugs are in Afghanistan, adding that the six out of nine routes pass through Balochistan.
He revealed that country’s foes are using money taken from running drug cartels and trafficking in launching deadly terrorist activities in the country.
Major General Sher Afgan said that the FC has seized the 74 tonne of drugs, while the security forces have also destroyed poppy cultivated in 2200 acres land. “At least 293 tons of drugs were also set ablaze while pledging to be united for launching awareness campaigns across the province,” he said.
IG FC said that work to formulate the provincial anti-narcotics law is already underway which will help in lining up the collective targeted operations and raids. The FC official also sought assistance from Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) in this regard.