ANF seizes massive quantity of narcotics in countrywide operation
ISLAMABAD: The authorities have seized massive quantity of narcotics weighing 4.38 ton in different countrywide operations and arrested 19 persons including a female involved in drug smuggling.
Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) has conducted 19 operations as part of its campaign against the menace and also impounded four vehicles, being used in transportation of drugs.
The seized drugs comprised 4350 kg Morphine, 33.2 kg Hashish, 1.2 kg Opium and 2.1 kg Heroin.
As per details here on Tuesday, ANF Quetta in a successful intelligence based operation conducted in Chagai, seized 4.35 ton Morphine.
ANF raided a desolate site located at Killi Brabcha, Tehsil & District Chagai and seized 4350 kg Morphine which was concealed in a seasonal stream. The drug was stuffed in plastic bags.
According to preliminary reports, the drug was stocked for handing over to another narcotics gang for onward dispatch to some unidentified location.
ANF Rawalpindi on pursuance of information intercepted a Suzuki Mehran car near Burhan Interchange, GT Road, Attock. Search of the car led to seizure of 6 kg Hashish which was concealed in secret cavities of the car.
Two persons on-board identified as Farhad Khan and Shakeel Ahmed both residents of Peshawar were also apprehended.
In another operation, ANF Rawalpindi intercepted a Suzuki Mehran car near Abbotabad Mor, GT Road, Attock and recovered 5 kg Hashish during search of the vehicle.
Hashish was concealed in oil tank of the car.
A person on-board identified as Muhammad Tariq, resident of Khyber Agency was also arrested on the spot.
Yet in another operation, ANF Rawalpindi recovered 4 kg Hashish by arresting two drug carriers including Muhammad Liaqat and Bilal both residents of Attock. They were arrested near Abbotabad Mor, GT Road, Attock.
Moreover, ANF Rawalpindi arrested a local drug peddler Nasir Khan, resident of Abbotabad, recovering 780 grams Hashish from his possession. He was arrested near Zia Masjid, Express Highway, Islamabad.
ANF Lahore intercepted a Suzuki Alto car near Meezan Bank, Pico Chowk, Badami Bagh Road, Lahore and recovered 3.6 kg Hashish concealed in it. An accused namely Tahir Butt, resident of Lahore was also arrested during the operation.
In another operation, ANF Lahore seized a Canada destined parcel containing swimming kit from an office of a courier service, Johar Town, Lahore and recovered 900 grams Heroin concealed in the said parcel.
ANF also arrested an accused namely Azhar Ali, resident of Lahore in this connection.
ANF Lahore also arrested a local drug seller namely Muhammad Asjad Ashraf, resident of Lahore along with 130 grams Hashish.
He was arrested near main gate of Fatima Memorial Medical College,
In fourth operation, ANF Lahore recovered 1.02 kg Hashish by arresting an accused namely Turiyale Khan, resident of Peshawar.
He was arrested near Shahabpura, Ugoki Road, Sialkot.
In fifth operation, ANF Lahore arrested a local drug peddler identified as Mohsin Patris, resident of Sialkot, recovering 200 grams Heroin from his personal possession. He was arrested near Punjab Food, Wazirabad Road, Daska Chowk, Sambrial, Sialkot.
In sixth operation, ANF Lahore while acting on tip-off intercepted a Toyota Corolla car near Samana Pull, Sargodha Road, Faisalabad and recovered 4.8 kg Hashish concealed in secret cavities of the car. An accused on-board namely Lal Badshah, resident of Peshawar was also arrested during the operation.
ANF Peshawar recovered 2.4 kg Hashish from personal possession of a lady namely Zahida Sultan who was arrested near Motorway Toll Plaza, Peshawar while travelling in a passenger van.
In another operation, ANF Peshawar arrested three drug traffickers including Faisal Wali, Shafat Ullah and Syed Ibrahim, all residents of Peshawar, recovering 1.2 kg Opium and 2.4 kg Hashish from their personal possession. They were arrested while riding on a motorcycle near Motorway Toll Plaza, Peshawar.
In addition, ANF Peshawar intercepted a Toyota Hiace near main Toll Plaza, Kohat and recovered 1.2 kg Hashish during search of the vehicle. Hashish was concealed in spare wheel of the vehicle.
A person on-board identified as Sattar Khan, resident of Bannu was arrested on the spot.
ANF Karachi apprehended two local drug suppliers identified as Muhammad Shakeel and Farman Ali, both residents of Karachi, recovering 2.2 kg Hashish from their possession. They were arrested from Kabli Bazar, Nazimabad, Karachi.
Moreover, ANF Karachi on pursuance of information intercepted a parcel at an office of courier service company based at Karachi and seized one (1) kg Heroin concealed in it.
All cases have been registered at respective ANF Police Stations and further investigations are underway. (APP)