144 arrested in crackdown against gutka, mainpuri

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HYDERABAD: The Sindh Information and Transport Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon spearheaded crackdown against cancer-causing tobacco chews mainpuri and gutka and other narcotics, seems to be belittling the actions of law enforcement agencies in the same domain.

Sharing the statistics on Friday of the 36-hour progress in the operation in Hyderabad, the minister disclosed that 144 suspects involved in the illegal and health injurious businesses have been arrested and booked in 119 FIRs.

“The Hyderabad police and the district administration have started a grand operation against mainpuri, gutka and drugs,” Memon wrote in his twitter post. “In the last 36 hours this is a good achievement.” He vowed to see the operation spread to all districts in the province.

According to the statistics, the police recovered 12,255 grams of hashish, 750 grams of methamphetamine ice, 67,123 packets of gutka and 17,722 packets of mainpuri in addition to 295 liters of liquor in the raids.

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