ANF country wide operations seize huge quantity of Narcotics

ISLAMABAD, May 18 (APP): ANF country wide operations seize huge quantity of Narcotics


Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) has recovered 2.2 tons of narcotics and arrested 18 suppliers in operations conducted in different cities of the country.


The operations were conducted at Rawalpindi, Attock, Jhelum, Lahore, Multan, Gujrat, Kohat, Peshawar, Karachi and Chaghi which resulted in seizure narcotics worth Rs 2.5 billion.


The seized drugs included 1.443 ton Morphine, 755 kg Hashish, 10 kg Heroin and 21 kg Opium.


ANF also arrested 2 ladies among 18 drug smugglers while it impounded five vehicles during the operations.


As per details here on Wednesday, ANF Quetta in a successful intelligence led operation at District Chaghi, seized 1.443 ton Morphine.


Drug consignment was concealed at an unpopulated site located at Killi Zaran, Tehsil Dalbandin, District Chaghi.


The initial reports revealed that the drug consignment was to be handed over to another narcotics gang for shifting to some unidentified destination.


ANF Rawalpindi on pursuance of information intercepted a Nissan Truck, near Railway Crossing, Kohat Road, Jand Attock. Search of the truck led to seizure of 500 kg Hashish concealed in secret cavities of the truck.


Two occupants of the truck were arrested on the spot and as per initial investigation, drug was being transported to Rawalpindi.


In another operation, ANF Rawalpindi arrested two local drugpeddlers at Gondal Bus Stop, GT Road Attock, recovering 1.2 kg Heroin from their personal.


In third operation, ANF Rawalpindi recovered 700 grams Heroin from possession of a local drug supplier who was arrested near Shell Petrol Pump, Pirwadhai Bus Stand, Rawalpindi.



Similarly, in fourth operation, ANF Rawalpindi recovered 5 kg Hashish from possession of a drug supplier who was arrested at Bus Stop, opposite Shell Petrol Pump, Attock and in fifth operation, ANF Rawalpindi arrested three drug carriers at Tarki Toll Plaza, GT Road, Jhelum, while they were travelling in a passenger van,  recovering 4 kg Hashish from their possession.


ANF Lahore arrested a drug supplier identified as Irfan Ali, resident of Lahore and recovered 6 kg Heroin from his possession.


He was arrested near Bhatti Chowk, Ravi Road, Lahore.


In another operation, ANF Lahore while acting on a tip-off, intercepted a Toyota Corolla Car near Thokar Niaz Baig Motorway Interchange and recovered 18 kg Opium concealed in it.


Two persons on-board identified as Mukhtar Ahmed and Muhammad Nawaz, both residents of Peshawar were also arrested during the operation.


Yet in another operation, ANF Lahore raided near Madina Chowk, Gujrat City and arrested a drug supplier named Qasim Abbas, resident of Lahore and recovered 9.6 kg Hashish concealed in his luggage.


In another operation, ANF Lahore arrested a lady drug supplier namely Sughra, resident of Sheikhupura near Bhatti Chowk, Ravi Road, Lahore and recovered 3 kg Opium from her possession.


In fifth operation, ANF Lahore arrested a Pakistani  national Muhammad Ikram, resident of Khushab at Multan International Airport while he was boarding for Madina by Shaheen Airlines Flight No. NL-701 and recovered 1.9 kg Heroin concealed in his trolley bag.


ANF Peshawar intercepted a Toyota Corolla near New Toll Plaza Indus Highway, Kohat and recovered 1.2 kg Hashish from possession of an accused on-board namely Muhammad Ayaz, resident of Peshawar.


In another operation, ANF Peshawar stopped a suspected Suzuki Pick-up near Missile Chowk, Abottabad City, and recovered 4 kg Hashish during search of the vehicle, also arresting two persons - Imdad Ilahi and Khalil-ur-Rehman.


Yet in another operation, ANF Peshawar while searching a passenger van near main Motorway Toll Plaza, Peshawar, arrested a lady drug carrier Razia, resident of Peshawar along with recovery  of 3 kg Hashish, which was found in her from personal possession.


ANF Karachi intercepted a passenger Bus at Taj Complex, Saddar, Karachi and recovered 229.2 kg Hashish, concealed inside improvised cavities of the bus. Driver of the bus Nazeer Khan, resident of Kohat was arrested on the spot.


All cases have been registered at ANF police stations and further investigations are under progress.