ISLAMABAD, Jun 23 (APP): ANF arrests five female drug smugglers in country wide operations
Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF), as part of its campaign against drugs, has nabbed 18 persons including five female smugglers in different operations across the country.
The operations were recently conducted at Islamabad, Attock, Gilgit, Faisalabad, Lahore, Nowshera, Peshawar, Thatta, Karachi and Qilla Abdullah and 1.89 Tons of narcotics worth Rs 1.29 billion in international market was seized.
The drug consignment was concealed at a desolate site situated at Killi Qandeel, Tehsil Gulistan, District Qilla Abdullah.
As per initial reports, the drug consignment was placed at cache site for handing over to another narcotics gang for further dispatch on receipt of safe signal.
In another operation, ANF Rawalpindi recovered 500 Gram Heroin from possession of a drug carrier while arresting him at Gharsheen Bus Stop, GT Road, Attock. In third operation, ANF Rawalpindi recovered 2.5 Kg Hashish from personal possession of the accused arrested near Bus Stand Jutial, Gilgit.
In a fourth operation, ANF Rawalpindi intercepted a Toyota Corolla near Khana Pul Bus Stop, Express Way, Islamabad and recovered 7.5 Kg Hashish concealed in it. Two persons on board were also arrested during the operation.
In another operation, ANF Lahore Road Check Team during routine checking near main Motorway Toll Plaza, Faisalabad, arrested a drug carrier named Javed Khan, resident of Mardan and recovered 500 Gram Heroin concealed in sole of his shoes.
He was arrested at Daewoo Bus Terminal, Faisalabad.
Yet in another operation, ANF Lahore recovered 380 Gram Heroin concealed inside a parcel being sent to Poland through a Courier Service Company based at Lahore. Heroin was concealed in baby comforter set.
In fourth operation, ANF Lahore intercepted a Parcel at an office of Air Cargo Company situated at Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore, seizing 1.13 Kg Heroin concealed inside the gloves. The parcel was destined for UK.
In fifth operation, ANF Lahore while raiding near Niazi Bus Stand, Band Road, Lahore, arrested two persons including Ameer Muhammad, resident of Faisalabad and Humayun Khan, resident of Kohat, recovering 2.4 Kg Hashish from their possession.
ANF Karachi on receipt of information intercepted a container at Pakistan International Container Terminal, Seaport, Karachi and recovered 20 Kg Heroin , which was intended to be smuggled abroad. The container was destined for Jakarta.
Heroin was tactfully concealed inside the wheel rims of tractors.
In another operation, ANF Karachi recovered 2.1 Kg Methamphetamine from Abdul Rehman, resident of Qilla Abdullah who was arrested near Regal Chowk, Saddar, Karachi.
Yet in another operation, ANF Karachi arrested a drug peddler namely Dildar Khan along with recovery of 1 Kg Heroin , which was found in his personal possession. He was arrested near Student Beryani, Saddar, Karachi.
ANF Peshawar arrested a lady smuggler Nazir Jana Bibi and her male accomplice Zameen Gul, both residents of Upper Dir, recovering 5 Kg Opium from their possession.
They were arrested near Rashakai Interchange, Nowshehra while travelling in a passenger bus bound for Lahore.
In another operation, ANF Peshawar arrested 2 lady smugglers Aashi Bibi and Maria Bibi, both residents of Peshawar along with 4.8 Kg Hashish . They were arrested near Motorway Toll Plaza, Peshawar while travelling in a passenger van.
All cases have been registered in ANF Police Stations and further investigations are under progress.