RAWALPINDI: Anti Narcotics Force seized huge quantity of narcotics weighing 365 Kg valuing Rs 430 million in international market in 12 counter narcotics operations conducted across the country.
The seized drugs comprised 358 Kg Hashish, 4.4 Kg Heroin and 2.32 Kg Amphetamine. The operations also resulted in arrest of 11 persons including 2 woman involved in smuggling of narcotics and impounded 4 vehicles, said a ANF spokesman.
ANF Quetta in pursuance of information intercepted a Bedford Truck near Syed Majeed Bridge, Saran Bazar, Pishin and seized 150 Kg Hashish concealed in secret cavities of the truck. A man identified as Izzat Ullah a resident of Quetta was apprehended during the operation.
In another operation, ANF acting on a tip-off stopped a Hyundai car near Jalogir Mor, Sira-wa-Shina and recovered 100 Kg Hashish contained in its secret cavities beside arresting Abdul Ahad a resident of Quetta.
Yet in another operation, ANF personnel intercepted a suspected land cruiser at Killi Norak Suleman Khel, Qilla Abdullah. However the criminal managed to flee from the scene taking advantage of darkness. Search of the vehicle resulted in seizure of 101 Kg Hashish which was concealed in its secret cavities.
Similarly ANF intercepted a motorcyclist near Noor Hospital, Fateh Jang city, District Attock, recovering 2 Kg Hashish from personal possession of the accused identified as Muhammad Ajmal Haneef a resident of Attock the accused was involved in supplying drugs locally.
Meanwhile ANF Lahore arrested a Nigerian national namely Ifeanyi John Okwudire at Multan Airport on suspicion of ingested narcotics filled capsules. Later 1.8 Kg Hashish was recovered from the narcotics filled capsules. He was boarding for Lagos by Qatar Airlines Flight No. QR. 617. In another operation, ANF arrested a foreign bound passenger identified as Muhammad Fiaz Ghuman resident of Gujranwala at Sialkot Airport, recovering 1.985 Kg Heroin concealed in his trolley bag. He intended to take a Qatar Airways Flight No. QR-631. Yet in another operation, ANF arrested two woman drug carriers identified as Gul Naz resident of Swabi and Nazia resident of Charsadda, recovering 2.4 Kg Hashish from their possession. They were arrested near main Stand, Sialkot city. Moreover, ANF Lahore arrested a local drug peddler namely Muhammad Ahsan resident of Sialkot, recovering 1.5 Kg Hashish from his possession. He was arrested near Ashraf Sweet, China Chowk, Wazirabad Road, Sialkot.