ANF seizes 762 kg drugs in 15 counter narcotics raids; arrests 17

RAWALPINDI: Anti Narcotics Force (ANF) Pakistan has recovered 762 kg drugs amounting Rs 882 million in international market while arrested 17 drug offenders and impounded four vehicles in 15 counter narcotics raids conducted across the country.

According to ANF spokesman, the recovered drugs comprised 630 kg Hashish, 129 kg Opium, 2.1 kg Heroin, 1.5 kg Methamphetamine, 400 grams Amphetamine, 25,2000 Alprazolam tablets, 67,850 Diazapam tablets, 17500 Bipronorphine Injections, 31900 Valron injections, 76 bottles liquor and 300 tins of Beer.

ANF Quetta in an intelligence based operation carried out at District Qilla Abdullah seized 495 kg Hashish.

In another intelligence based operation, ANF Quetta captured a Truck at Hoshab Road, Kech and recovered 100 kg Opium concealed in secret cavities of the truck.

Yet in another operation, ANF Quetta intercepted a pick-up at general area Turbat Panjgur Road, Panjgur. Search of the vehicle led to seizure of 20 kg Opium, 76 bottles of liquor and 300 tins of beer.

In fourth operation, ANF Quetta in pursuance of an information, intercepted a Toyota Jeep at general area near Kashti Chowk, Panjgur and recovered nine kg Opium and eight kg Hashish concealed in improvised cavities of the vehicle.

A person on board identified as Noor Bakhsh resident of Panjgur was also apprehended.

ANF Rawalpindi arrested a foreign bound passenger identified as Abdullah Khan r/o Charsadda at Benazir Bhutto International Airport, Islamabad on suspicion of having ingested Heroin filled capsules.

Later on, 400 grams Amphetamine was recovered from ingested Heroin filled capsules.

In another operation, ANF Rawalpindi arrested a suspected passenger Mohammad Rehman r/o Mardan at Benazir Bhutto International Airport, Islamabad while he was to board for Abu Dhabi. During interrogation, he confessed of having Heroin filled capsules in his stomach, which later on resulted in recovery of Heroin weighing 620 grams Heroin.

ANF Lahore acting on a tip-off intercepted a car near Faizpur Motorway Toll Plaza, Lahore and recovered 108 kg Hashish concealed inside the car. Two drug traffickers on board namely Mohammad Shabbir and Mohammad Sawar both r/o Sheikhupura were also arrested.

ANF Peshawar during routine checking near Motorway Toll Plaza, Peshawar, arrested a drug carrier namely Tanveer Abbas r/o Attock along with one kg Hashish and two gram Methamphetamine. He was arrested while traveling in a passenger van.

In another operation, ANF Peshawar recovered two kg Hashish by arresting an accused identified as Asad Khan r/o Khyber Agency, near CPEC Bridge, Shahia Dangi, Haripur.

ANF Peshawar also arrested a foreign bound passenger identified as Abdul Ghafoor r/o Kurram Agency at Peshawar Airport and recovered 1.5 kg Methamphetamine concealed in a trolley bag. The accused also confessed of having ingested Heroin filled capsules, which later on resulted in recovery of 500 grams Heroin.

In fourth operation, ANF Peshawar arrested a foreign bound passenger identified as Farhan Jal r/o Hangu at Peshawar Airport who confessed of having ingested Heroin filled capsules. Later on, 760 grams Heroin was recovered from capsules.

ANF Peshawar also intercepted a car near main Motorway Toll Plaza, Peshawar and recovered 4.8 kg Hashish. Two persons on board namely Abid and Sohaib both r/o Kohat were arrested during the operation.

ANF Karachi in pursuance of information raided a residential flat at SV Complex KDA, Scheme-I, Karachi and recovered psychotropic drugs including 252000 Alprazolam tablets, 67,850 Diazapam tablets, 17500 Bipronorphine injections and 31900 Valron injections. Two persons identified as Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Saleh both r/o Karachi were also apprehended during the operation.

In another operation, ANF Karachi raided a drug den at Dodax Sheet Factory, Pakhtoonabad, Manghupir Road, Karachi, recovering 12 kg Hashish while arrested four drug peddlers including Ikram Zada, Habib Zada, Zamin Khan and Khuram Zaman.

Yet in another operation, ANF Karachi seized 290 grams Heroin by intercepting a Netherland bound parcel being sent through a courier service company based at Karachi.

In fourth operation, ANF Karachi recovered 1.05 kg Hashish by arresting a local drug supplier identified as Mohammad Yousaf r/o Thatta. He was arrested from Hussainabad, Hyderabad.

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