The Control of Narcotics Substance Court in the Pakistani port of Karachi sentenced five men to life imprisonment on Aug. 6. The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) arrested the five in a raid in Mauripur last July, seizing 5,195 kilograms of hashish. Special Judge Imdad Hussain Khoso sentenced all five to life terms and fines of 100,000 rupees.
In another case, Khoso sentenced three accused persons to eight years imprisonment and fines of 50,000 rupees. They were arrested in August 2008, in a raid by the ANF at Banaras Chowrangi. Police said 24 kilograms of hashish were recovered from their possession. (Pakistan Daily Times, Aug. 7)