RAWALPINDI: Anti Narcotics Force (ANF) Pakistan has seized 1.091 tons narcotics and 1625 liters acetic anhydride worth Rs1.25 billion in international market and arrested 27 persons including two females allegedly involved in drug smuggling.
According to ANF spokesman, ANF impounded seven vehicles while conducting 27 counter narcotics strikes across the country and seized drugs comprised of 1019.65 kg Hashish, 23.29 kg Heroin, 36.35 kg Opium, 5.85 kg Amphetamine, 5.94 kg Methamphetamine and 1625 Liters Acetic Anhydride. Most of the recovered drug was intended to be smuggled abroad.
ANF Quetta seized mega cache of drugs comprising 930 kg Hashish and 1625 liters Acetic Anhydride in two separate intelligence based operations conducted at Qilla Abdullah and Quetta.
According to details, ANF Quetta raided a desolate site located at Killi Popal Zai, Tehsil Gulistan, District Qilla Abdullah and seized 930 kg Hashish. In second operation, ANF Quetta recovered 1625 liters Acetic Anhydride from a godown based at Old Truck Adda, Satellite Town, Quetta.
ANF Rawalpindi arrested British National Identified as Faiz ur Rehman at Benazir Bhutto International Airport, Islamabad and recovered four kg Hashish.
In another operation, ANF Rawalpindi acting on a tip-off intercepted a vehicle from parking area of Benazir Bhutto International Airport, Islamabad and recovered 8.65 kg Heroin concealed in front doors of the vehicle.
Three accused identified as Zahid Ali Khan and Zaro Jan r/o Lakki Marwat and Muhammad Shafique r/o Gujranwala were also arrested during the operation. In third operation, ANF Rawalpindi arrested an accused identified as Usman Maqbool r/o Lahore from Benazir Bhutto International Airport, Islamabad and recovered 540 grams Heroin. In fourth operation, ANF Rawalpindi intercepted a car near Railway Park, Attock and recovered two kg Hashish from personal possession of two accused identified as Zahid Iqbal and Sajid Mehmood both r/o Attock. ANF Rawalpindi arrested an accused identified as Umar Saeed r/o Swabi from Benazir Bhutto International Airport, Islamabad and recovered two kg Heroin concealed in his trolley bag.
ANF Lahore intercepted a motorcycle near Chiragabad Motorway Interchange and recovered two kg Opium from personal possession of Saif Ali r/o Chiniot.
Further, on pointation of the arrested accused 43.2 kg Hashish and 34 kg Opium was also recovered from Dera Rana Ihtisham, 334 JB, Chiragabad. In another operation, ANF Lahore arrested two accused identified as Muhammad Rafique alias Feeqa and his lady accomplice Rehyana Kousar both r/o Sheikhupura at Multan International Airport and recovered 1.8 kg Methamphetamine concealed in their luggage.
In third operation, ANF Lahore recovered 350 gram Opium and 2.65 Hashish from personal possession of accused arrested at Football Stadium, Karbala Road, Khangarh, Tehsil and District Muzaffargarh identified as Qalandar Abbas r/o Muzaffargarh. ANF Lahore also arrested an accused identified as Wazir Badshah r/o Swabi at Faisalabad International Airport and recovered 1.05 kg Amphetamine.
ANF Lahore in another operation arrested two accused identified as Mudassar Ali and his lady accomplice namely Naheed Bibi both r/o Gujrat at Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore and recovered 1.34 kg Methamphetamine concealed in their trolley bags.
ANF Lahore in another operation recovered nearly five kg heroin being sent to South Africa through flight No. EK-625. ANF Lahore also recovered 1.2 kg Hashish from Amir Sohail and 1.25 kg Amphetamine from possession of Hidayat ur Rab arrested at Multan International Airport. ANF Lahore also arrested two accused namely Muhammad Shoaib and Irshad Hussain at Multan International Airport and recovered 2.45 kg Amphetamine. In ninth operation, ANF Lahore arrested Muhammad Bilal from Faisalabad International Airport and recovered 1.1 kg Amphetamine.
In tenth operation, ANF Lahore arrested Muhammad Saleem from Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore and recovered 2.8 kg Methamphetamine.
In separate operations, ANF Peshawar recovered 4.8 kg Hashish and 500 grams Heroin from Dalawar Khan and Zain, 3.6 kg Hashish from possession of Wasim Ahmed, 1.8 kg Hashish from possession of Ali Khan, 2.4 kg Hashish from Saifullah, three kg Heroin from Atta Ullah and 24 kg Hashish from secret cavities of a vehicle.
ANF Karachi recovered two kg Heroin and 1.6 kg Heroin from 21 ladies purse booked at a courier company for Australia. All cases have been registered at respective ANF Police Stations under CNS Act 1997 and further investigations are underway.