Enactment of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Control of Narcotics substances, 2019 overriding Federal law of Narcotic Substances Act, 1997, came as a thunderbolt on Narcotics cartels operating throughout the province being more deterrent in nature due to its inclusion of unnerving penalties like death and up to life imprisonment for a smaller quantum of substance as compared to the overridden law. The act from its inception is being made instrumental against the production, processing, trafficking, and transport of drugs and substances especially Ice.