LAHORE: At least 465 officers and officials have tested positive for liquor use while 235 for the use of heroin, charas and ice, sources said on Saturday. The list of drug-addict officers and officials of the Punjab Police surfaced on the world anti-drugs day. It showed that most of the officers who had to control the drug-dealers were either themselves drug-addicts or were patronising the heinous business.
The report showed that 98 officers were confirmed alcoholic, including 26 DSPs, 15 inspectors, 17 sub-inspectors, 9 ASIs, 10 head constables, and 24 constables.
The report showed that 35 officers were addicted to heroin and ice. The drug tests of officers and officials of all ranks including the additional inspector general of police (AIG) would be conducted and strict action would be taken against those who would be found addicts, the Punjab IGP earlier said.