Shehryar Afridi’s nephew booked over drug possession, bailed out shortly

ISLAMABAD: The nephew of Minister of State for Interior, Shehryar Afridi, was arrested for possession of Hashish, in what comes as a major development considering the minister being a vocal activist against drugs.

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Afridi’s nephew, identified as Talal Nadir Afridi, was arrested alongside two of his friends, and almost half a kilogramme of hashish was recovered from them, the sources added.

A first information report (FIR) was filed against the three suspects on December 11, 2018, in the Jand Attock police station.

According to the FIR, the suspects were asked to stop because authorities believed their car to be suspicious. However, they tried to escape by speeding away. After police gave chase to their vehicle, they were eventually cornered and 507 grammes of hashish were seized.

According to sources, later Talal Nadir Afridi had been bailed out.

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