LAHORE: The Excise and Taxation authorities on Tuesday arrested five drug peddlers and recovered narcotics from their possession.

An E&T spokesman said raids were conducted in different parts of the city including Mustafabad, South Cantt, Liberty and Nawan Kot and the officials recovered 1.5kg Heroin, 1.25kg Charas and more than 120 litres of spurious liquor. Those arrested include Shahbaz, Jamshed alias Shera, Dilawar Masih, Aamir and Amanat Masih. Cases have been registered with police stations concerned.

According to the spokesperson, the campaign is launched against sale of narcotics in the city on the direction of DG Excise and will remain continue till further order.–Staff Reporter