Rawalpindi - An anti-narcotic court yesterday awarded life imprisonment to a man and a woman for carrying 17-kg heroin in their car.

Anti Narcotics Court Special Judge Chaudhry Anwar Ahmed Khan convicted 55-year-old Sajida Bibi, resident of Faisalabad, and 45-year-old Muhammad Riaz, resident of Peshawar, for carrying the narcotics. Each convict will have to pay Rs 200,000 as fine and in case of non-payment of the fine, each will have to undergo two additional years jail term.

The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) personnel arrested the convicts in Attock on February 25, 2015.

Meanwhile, City Police Officer (CPO) Israr Ahmed Khan Abbasi yesterday ordered police to start crackdown against bootleggers in Banni area. He also gave three days deadline to station house officer for this purpose.

According to details, the residents of Christian Colony, Banni, appeared before CPO Israr Ahmed Khan Abbasi and lodged a complaint that a large numbers of bootleggers have been involved in preparing liquor in their houses. They said that local liquor is being sold to the youth of the area, putting their lives in danger. They told the CPO that some officials of police station Banni were also hand in gloves with the bootleggers in the business. The residents appealed to CPO to take legal action against the liquor sellers and cops. Taking action, CPO Abbasi directed SHO Sadaqat Khan to launch massive crackdown and eradicate this menace in three days.