Man gets seven years in jail for drug pushing.

PESHAWAR -- A special court on Friday convicted an accused of smuggling ice (methamphetamine) and sentenced him to seven years rigorous imprisonment with a fine of Rs300,000.

Special judge (control of narcotics substance) Hafiz Naseem Akbar ruled that the prosecution had fairly proved the allegations against the accused, Ghulamullah, a resident of Peshawar, through cogent and reliable evidence.

The court directed that in case of non-payment of fine the convict should undergo an extra one year simple imprisonment.

The FIR of the case was registered at the Anti-Narcotics Force police station in Peshawar on March 14, 2018.

The ANF claimed that its officers had received information about smuggling of narcotics in a vehicle, after which they put a cordon on the Peshawar's Ring Road.

It was stated that the raiding team stopped a vehicle near Phandu Chowk, in which three persons were travelling. The ANP claimed the vehicle's driver had identified himself as Khan Khel, and the person seated next to him as Jan Mohammad, both residents of Khyber district, whereas the person occupying the rear seat was identified as Ghulamullah.

It was claimed that three packets containing 1.8kg of ice, concealed in the doors of the car, were recovered by the raiding team.

Barring Ghulamullah, the other two...

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