ANF seize narcotics worth over $112 million

ANF seize narcotics worth over $112 million

In a coordinated intelligence-driven operation conducted on Monday, the Pakistan Navy (PN) and the Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) successfully apprehended narcotics valued at $112 million from a fishing vessel. This joint operation not only resulted in the confiscation of 9.5 tonnes of narcotics but also the interception and seizure of 10,000 bottles of liquor by the combined efforts of these security forces.

The contraband substances were cleverly concealed within hidden compartments of the fishing boat, which had been intercepted by a PN vessel. Subsequently, the confiscated narcotics have been transferred to the custody of the ANF for further legal proceedings.

Furthermore, in a recent development, the Sindh Rangers, according to a statement released by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), detained six Indian smugglers within Pakistani territory. This operation took place between July 29 and August 3, with four of the apprehended smugglers hailing from Ferozpur and two from Jalandhar and Ludhiana, respectively.

The ISPR statement conveyed the expectation that security forces in Pakistan would maintain their vigilance and urged the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) to act professionally, severing any connections with smuggling operations operating from their territory. The ISPR also highlighted concerns about the potential complicity of BSF troops in smuggling narcotics and weapons, emphasizing their surprise at the BSF's failure to report the six missing citizens.

In summary, the joint operation conducted by the Pakistan Navy and the Anti-Narcotics Force resulted in the significant seizure of narcotics and the subsequent investigation of Indian smugglers within Pakistani territory. These developments underscore concerns about cross-border smuggling activities and the need for increased cooperation between security forces.