A man has been arrested for growing and selling marijuana at a rented home in Defence Housing Authority, Karachi.

Express Tribune reported on the snap check case.

The suspect is a Canadian-Pakistani, identified as Sarfaraz Ahmed Khan. The man had created a controlled environment using air-conditioners to adjust temperature and moisture as required for the growth of the plant. He would then sell it.

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Credits: The Express Tribune

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According to Excise and Taxation and Narcotics Control Department Secretary Atifur Rehman, the value of the seized cannabis plants is worth about Rs 15 million.

He said that excise officials caught Sarfaraz during snap checking on Sunday. They recovered liquor and cannabis from his car and detained him for interrogation.


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E&T team then raided his house where they discovered an indoor nursery of cannabis plants.

Apart from air-conditioners, oxygen cylinders and concentrators were also used alongside LED lights for light control.

Seed, fertilisers, and soil had been imported.


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Excise secretary claims that the chances are that cannabis factories are functioning in other parts of the city as well.

Sarfaraz has been produced before a magistrate to acquire a seven-day physical remand for interrogation.