Shown in the photograph 01 August is a tiny plastic packet containing the banned drug metamphetamine hydrochloride locally known as "shabu", and elsewhere as "ice", worth 500 pesos (18.00 USD), weighing about half gram which is sold to drug users. Drug addicts inhale the smoke when the crystalline powder is melted by a flame. President Fidel Ramos has launched an all-out war against illegal drugs particularly against shabu which has alarmingly spread all over the country. Mr. Ramos called the phenomenal growth of narcotics trade in the country as a "national security threat." / AFP
Three drug dealers were arrested on Sunday in Islamabad.
They sold narcotics in educational institutes of Sector-F10 and F-11, the police said.
The police seized 1.5 kilograms hashish and ice from the suspects.