RAWALPINDI, Jan 8 (APP): The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF has seized some 12.15 ton drugs worth Rs 18.5 billion in international market during country-wide operations.
The recovered drugs comprised 10.976 ton hashish, 1.177 ton heroin, 1.7 kilogram Amphetamine and 850 gram opium while 14 drugs smugglers were also arrested,. an ANF press release said here Sunday.
ANF Quetta carrying out an intelligence-based operation, recovered 10.958 ton hashish concealed at an uninhabited site located in the area of Killi Ghaiba Zai, Gulistan Tehsil, Qilla Abdullah District. According to preliminary reports, the cache was to be handed over to another narcotics gang for further transportation.
ANF Quetta in another intelligence lead operation seized 1.175 ton heroin while intercepting a Suzuki pick-up at Chaman Road, Tehsil Saranan, District Pishin. However, the accused on board managed to flee from the scene taking advantage of the darkness.
Yet in another operation, ANF Quetta arrested a drug supplier namely Hayat Ullah, resident of Qilla Abdullah, along with 11 kg hashish while he was riding on a motorcycle near Bashir Chowk, Quetta City.
ANF Rawalpindi arrested a drug carrier namely Ibrar Zela Muhammad, resident of Swabi, and recovered 1 kg hashish from his possession. He
was arrested at Chungi No. 26, GT Road, Islamabad.
ANF Rawalpindi, in another operation, arrested a local drug peddler namely Ashna Gul, resident of Khyber Agency, and recovered 1.25 kg hashish from his possession. He was arrested near Khanna Pul, Rawalpindi.
ANF Lahore intercepted a Suzuki Cultus car near Faizpur Motorway Toll Plaza, Lahore and recovered 6 kg hashish concealed in it. The operation
also resulted in arrest of three drug smugglers including Obaid Ullah and Abu Bakar Sidique, residents of Nowshehra, and Muhammad Safdar, resident of Lahore.
In another operation, ANF Lahore arrested a local drug peddler namely Ansar Ali along with 600 gram Opium which was found in his personal possession. He was arrested from Daska Chowk, Sambrial, Sialkot. Yet in another operation, ANF Lahore Airport Team arrested a passenger identified as Muhammad Ansar resident of Mandi Bahaudin at Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore, while he was boarding for Madina by Qatar Airways Flight No. QR-621 and recovered 1.7 Kg Amphetamine concealed in his luggage.
ANF Peshawar Road Check Team during routine checking near Motorway Toll Plaza, Peshawar arrested a drug carrier identified as Muhammad Sadiq and recovered 6 Kg Hashish from his personal possession. The accused was arrested while travelling in passenger van bound for Rawalpindi.
In another operation, ANF Peshawar arrested two persons including Muhammad Ashfaq resident of Vehari and Rao Umar Draz resident of Pakpattan and recovered 1 Kg Hashish and 250 gram Opium from their possession. They were arrested near Motorway Toll Plaza, Peshawar while travelling in a passenger Bus bound for Rawalpindi.
Yet in another operation, ANF Peshawar apprehended a drug carrier
namely Muhammad Tariq resident of Charsada while he was travelling in a passenger van near Motorway Toll Plaza, Peshawar and recovered 2 Kg Hashish from his possession.
In addition, ANF Peshawar arrested a drug carrier Zeeshan resident of Peshawar along with 1.65 Kg Heroin, while he was travelling in a passenger van near Motorway Toll Plaza, Peshawar.
ANF Karachi in a joint operation with Sindh Rangers arrested a local drug peddler Muhammad Akram resident of Karachi and recovered 1.2 Kg Hashish and 1.2 Kg Heroin from his possession.