International Day against Drug Abuse: ANF Performance in year 2016

International Day against Drug Abuse: ANF Performance in year 2016

ISLAMABAD: (APP) International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking will be observed on tomorrow across the world including Pakistan to raise awareness on drug abuse.

It is an occasion with much conscious fervor for creating mass awareness among the masses regarding hazards of drug addiction and illegal trafficking.

During 2016, Anti Narcotic Force (ANF) has registered 669 cases, arrested 855 persons including 9 foreigners and also recovered 18.698 ton Opium, 3.682 ton Heroin, 46.788 ton Hashish, 1.468 ton Morphine, 2.622 ton Amphetamine, 1.620 Kg Cocaine, 106.69 Kg Methamphetamine, 33290 Psychotropic tablets and 22.16 metric ton Precursor Chemical.

The value of recovered narcotics and precursors is $ 836.314 million in international market.

In addition, ANF has frozen assets worth Rs 301.5556 million while auctioned seized property worth Rs. 6.9526 million during current year.

In respect of Drug Demand Reduction, ANF treated 318 drug addicts at its 3 ANF hospitals located at Islamabad, Quetta and Karachi, while carried out 195 awareness activities encompassing walks, lectures, sports events, free medical camps, workshops, poster competitions, musical shows and distribution of promotional and informational material.