ISLAMABAD: Four people accused of selling drugs to students of schools and colleges were arrested during an operation in the federal capital, said the police.
According to the police, their Special Investigation Unit carried out an operation in Sector G-9 and Serai Kharbooza, during which the arrests were made.
Heroin and 119 drug pills were seized from the accused, police said. All the four are residents of Islamabad and would sell drugs to students of schools and colleges.
Authorities in the federal capital have cracked down on drug peddlers time and again.
In March this year, over 100 people were arrested for supplying drugs to students since January.
The government had carried out 14 operations after 95 cases against drug peddlers were registered in three months.
During the operations, the authorities seized about 29,723 grammes of hashish, 1,655 grammes of heroin.
On February 9, the Islamabad police apprehended seven suspected drug peddlers, including two students, from various universities and adjoining areas. The students were identified as Waleed Shamim and Zamd-ul-Naas.
The suspects were selling ecstasy and hashish to university students, according to the police. A case was registered against the suspects.
Moreover, Anti-Narcotics Force had arrested the leader of a gang allegedly involved in supplying marijuana, LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide), and other imported high-end drugs to students of different universities and educational institutions in the federal capital in January.