Pakistan

Karachi man grows imported marijuana in his house, lands in jail

A man from DHA Karachi was caught red-handed on Tuesday for running a high-tech marijuana farm at his rented house.

Sarfaraz Ahmed Khan, 38, had converted his house into a cannabis nursery, using air conditioners, specialized lighting, and temperature-controlled boxes to create optimal conditions for each plant.

He had also invested heavily in imported seeds, premium fertilizers, and foreign soil to produce high-quality marijuana.

The police raided his house after receiving a tip-off from a routine check and found 35 mature marijuana plants, along with various gardening equipment.

The estimated value of the seized marijuana is in millions of rupees, according to the police.

Sarfaraz Ahmed Khan was arrested on the spot and taken into custody. He faces charges of cultivating, possessing, and selling illegal drugs under the Control of Narcotic Substances Act 1997.

The police said that Sarfaraz Ahmed Khan had been running the marijuana farm for over a year and had been supplying it to various customers in the city.

He had rented the house for Rs. 1.5 lakh per month and had paid six months’ rent in advance to avoid suspicion.

He had also installed CCTV cameras and hired a security guard to protect his illicit business.

The police said that they are investigating the source of his seeds, fertilizers, and soil, as well as his network of buyers and sellers.

They said that they are also looking into the possibility of similar operations in the area.

This is not the first time that a marijuana farm has been busted in Karachi. In 2019, the police had raided a house in Gulshan-e-Iqbal and seized 120 kg of marijuana plants.

Marijuana, also known as cannabis or weed, is a psychoactive drug that affects the brain and alters mood, perception, and cognition.

It is illegal to cultivate, possess, or sell marijuana in Pakistan, as well as in most countries of the world.

However, marijuana use is widespread in Pakistan, especially among young people and students.

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