ISLAMABAD: Anti Narcotics Force Pakistan recovered 827.5 Kg drugs amounting to Rs 1.38 Billion in international market, arrested 15 drug offenders and seized six vehicles in 13 counternarcotics strikes conducted across the country.
According to ANF, the recovered drugs comprised 445 Kg Hashish, 355 Kg Opium, 14.5 Kg Heroin, 3 Kg Amphetamine and 50 liter of Acetic Anhydride.
The ANF Quetta, in two different intelligence based operations conducted at General Area Killi Norak, Tehsil Gulistan, District Qilla Abdullah and Killi Noshisar, Tehsil and District, Quetta had seized 293 Kg Hashish, 10 Kg Opium and 30 Kg Hashish.
Moreover, ANF Quetta recovered 10 Kg Hashish and three Kg Amphetamine from personal possession of accused identified as Karim Khan residents of Quetta near Kako Zai Town Bosa Mandi Tehsil and District, Quetta.
In fourth operation ANF Quetta intercepted a Toyota Corolla car near Ziarat Cross, Tehsil and District Ziarat and during the search 48 Kg Hashish was recovered from secret cavities of the car. A person identified as Nazeer Ahmed resident of Naseerabad was apprehended during the operation.
In other 3 operations at Saindak Road, Taftan Border Area Road, Tehsil Dalbandin and Chagai Road near Ghuncha Dori Tehsil and District Mastung, 50 liter Acetic Anhydride, 345 Kg Opium from Double Cabin, 4.5 Kg Heroin, 10 kg Heroin Powder and 900 grams Hashish were seized and three persons were apprehended during the operations.
The ANF Rawalpindi intercepted a Suzuki FX Car opposite Rawal Hospital, main Lehtrar Road, Islamabad and arrested two persons identified as Muhammad Sarwar resident of Attock and Wajid Hussain resident of Rawalpindi along with 2.4 Kg Hashish concealed in right side door of the vehicle. In another operation ANF Rawalpindi intercepted a Toyota Corolla Car and recovered 50.4 Kg Hashish near 26 Number Chungi, Bus Stop, Islamabad and arrested an accused identified as Aman Ullah. The drugs were concealed in secret cavities of the car.
The ANF Peshawar recovered 7.2 Kg Hashish from personal possession of two accused identified as Iran Jehanzeb, resident of Khyber Agency and Peshawar respectively. They were arrested near Zkori Bridge, Ring Road, Peshawar.
Similarly, ANF Karachi intercepted a Toyota Hilux Double Cabin at Safora Gooth Chowrangi, Karachi and recovered 2.4 Kg Hashish from personal possession of the accused identified as Shahid Ali and Ejaz Ali both resident of Karachi. In another operation ANF Karachi recovered 510 grams Hashish by arresting an accused identified as Ali Gul residents of Khairpur. The operation was conducted near Drug Den Situated at Village Chairman Ghous Bux Jamro, Tehsil Kote Dijee and District Khairpur.
Moreover, ANF Karachi raided a drug den near an Educational Institution, Qasimabad, Hyderabad and recovered 200 grams Hashish by arresting Sajjad Sehto residents of Karachi. All cases have been registered at respective ANF Police Stations and further investigation is underway.