ANF country wide crackdown: Huge quantity of Narcotics seized

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ANF country wide crackdown: Huge quantity of Narcotics seized

ISLAMABAD: (APP) Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) has seized huge quantity of narcotics weighing 1.43 ton in 15 operations across the country and arrested 14 persons.

The seized drugs comprised 1.09 ton Heroin, 313.6 kg Hashish and 29.6 kg Opium.

During these operations, 14 persons including a foreign national involved in drug trafficking were arrested while 5 vehicles were impounded. The operations were carried out at Islamabad, Attock, Lahore, Faisalabad, Peshawar, Hyderabad, Karachi, Quetta and Pishin.

As per details here on Wednesday, ANF Quetta in an intelligence led operation at District Pishin, seized 1.089 Ton Heroin.

The drug consignment was secretly stocked at an uninhabited site situated at Killi Kamalo, Tehsil Barshore, District Pishin. As per preliminary reports, the drug consignment was intended for handing over to some other narcotics gang for smuggling to unidentified destination.

In another operation, ANF Quetta seized an abandoned Car, Suzuki Mehran parked near Kechi Baigat, Qambrani Road, Quetta, and recovered 20 kg Hashish concealed in it.

ANF Rawalpindi Airport Team arrested a passenger identified as Shahzaib resident of Mardan at Benazir International Airport, Islamabad, while he was boarding for travelling to Jeddah by PIA Flight No. PK-276 and recovered 1.01 Kg Heroin concealed in a Hotpot.

In another operation, ANF Rawalpindi arrested a drug supplier and recovered 2 Kg Opium and 3 Kg Hashish from his possession. He was arrested while travelling on a motorcycle near Iqbal Shaheed Toll Plaza, GT Road, Attock.

Yet in another operation, ANF Rawalpindi arrested a local drug peddler while he was riding on motorcycle near District Headquarters Hospital, Attock City and recovered 1 Kg Hashish from his possession.

ANF Lahore while acting on a tip-off, intercepted a Toyota XLI Car near Total Petrol Pump, Khanpur Road, Rahim Yar Khan and recovered 27.6 kg Opium concealed in secret cavities of the car. Two persons on board identified as Manzoor Ahmed and Sajid Ali, both residents Nankana Sahib were also arrested during the operation.

In another operation, ANF Lahore Airport Team arrested a Nigerian national namely Charlis Obikee at Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore who confessed of having ingested Heroin filled capsules. The accused was to board for Nigeria by Emirates Airline Flight No EK-625.

Yet in another operation, ANF Lahore Airport Team arrested Italy bound passenger namely Maroof Hussain resident of Gujrat at Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore, and recovered 3 Kg Heroin concealed in his luggage. He was to fly by Qatar Airline Flight No. QR-621.

In fourth operation, ANF Lahore intercepted a parcel containing ladies bags at office of a courier service company based at Lahore and seized 780 Gram Heroin. The parcel was destined for Canada.

In fifth operation, ANF Lahore seized a Canadian bound parcel at office of the courier service company at Lahore and recovered 510 Gram Heroin concealed inside a jacket.

In sixth operation, ANF Lahore Road Check Team arrested a drug carrier identified as Muhammad Rafique resident of Dara Adam Khel and recovered 500 Gram Hashish from his possession. At the time of arrest, he was travelling in a passenger bus near main Motorway Toll Plaza, Faisalabad.

ANF Peshawar arrested a passenger namely Luqman Khan resident of Kohat at Peshawar Airport, while he was boarding for Dubai in Shaheen Airline Flight No. NL-786 and recovered 140 Gram Hashish concealed in a food box. After initial investigation, a source of drug supply, namely Abu Bakar resident of Kohat was also arrested from Kohat Bus Stand, Peshawar.

In another operation, ANF Peshawar recovered 2.4 Kg Hashish from personal possession of an accused identified as Zar Baz Khan resident of Khyber Agency, while he was travelling in a passenger van near main Motorway Toll Plaza, Peshawar.

ANF Karachi while acting on information intercepted a passenger bus near Karachi Toll plaza, Super Highway, Karachi. During search of the vehicle, 285.6 Kg Hashish was recovered from improvised cavities of the vehicle. The operation also resulted in arrest of 2 persons, identified as Yar Muhammad resident of Mardan and Muhammad Afzal resident of Swat.

In another operation, ANF Karachi arrested a local drug peddler namely Allah Bux along with recovery of 1.1 Kg Hashish and 50 Gram Heroin. He was arrested near Rajputana Hospital, Hyderabad City.

All cases have been registered at respective ANF Police Stations and further investigations are underway.