PESHAWAR: A lecturer of Islamia College, Peshawar has been arrested on suspicion of selling drugs in the varsity.
SSP Operations Sajjad Khan told Geo News that Bashir Ahmad, a lecturer in the English department, was arrested from Regi Model Town, an area in the city that shares a border with Khyber Agency of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas.
A total of 20 grams of ‘ice’ and 150 grams of hashish were recovered from the lecturer, said Sajjad.
The professor resisted arrest, said the official, adding that two pistols were also recovered from him.
Initial investigations suggest the teacher was supplying drugs in the varsity.
Sajjad said complaints of drugs being used in the varsity had been reported.
According to webmd.com, ‘ice’ is the street name for the illegal drug methamphetamine – which mainly comes in the form of a white powder or crystals. It can be swallowed, snorted, injected, or as is becoming more common, smoked.
Meth works by flooding the brain with massive amounts of dopamine, a neurochemical normally released in small amounts in response to something pleasurable.
While talking about the arrested lecturer, an employee in the administration of Islamia College, requesting anonymity, told Geo News that Ahmad was studying at the varsity in 2008 and was an active member of the students federation during his time.