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ANF recovers 85 kg drugs in 20 operations; arrests 24

ANF recovers 85 kg drugs in 20 operations; arrests 24

RAWALPINDI: Anti Narcotics Force (ANF) has recovered 85 kilograms drugs amounting Rs 233 million in international market in 20 counter narcotics operations carried out across the country.

Besides netting 24 offenders including three ladies involved in trafficking of drugs. The seized drugs comprised 28.3 kg Heroin, 50 kg Hashish, 2.42 kg Amphetamine, two kg Methamphetamine and 2.02 kg Opium. ANF also impounded six vehicles.

According to ANF spokesman, ANF Rawalpindi apprehended two local drug peddlers identified as Muhammad Bashir and Muhammad Riaz both residents of Attock and recovered five kg Hashish. They were arrested while riding on a motorcycle near Abbotabad Mor, G.T. Road, Attock.

In another operation, ANF Rawalpindi on pursuance of information raided a warehouse situated in a basement of a local hotel at Sost, Giligit and seized 9.6 kg Heroin concealed in carpets. A person identified as Muhammad Akram r/o Rawalpindi was also arrested. ANF Rawalpindi also recovered 800 grams Heroin from a UK bound parcel being sent through a courier service company based at Gulzar-e-Quid, Rawalpindi. Heroin was concealed in two wooden stools.

ANF Lahore arrested two lady drug carriers namely Roohi Banu and Mahraja Bibi both r/o Peshawar and recovered two kg Heroin. They were arrested near Niazi Bus Stand, Bund Road, Lahore.

In another operation, ANF Lahore intercepted a car near Gourmet Bakers, G-1 Market, Johar Town, Lahore and recovered five kg Hashish during search of the car. The operation also resulted in arrest of two persons namely Anwar Gul and Rafaqat Ali both r/o Peshawar.

Yet in another operation, ANF Lahore intercepted a Canada intended parcel at an office of a courier service company based at M.M Alam Road, Gulberg-II, Lahore and recovered 200 grams Heroin.

In fourth operation, ANF Lahore on pursuance of information raided near Jawad Club Chowk, Amin Pur Road, Faisalabad and arrested Shoukat Ali and Muhammad Aslam, r/o Faisalabad and Qasim Khan r/o Peshawar while they were engaged in drug transaction and recovered 8.4 kg Hashish and one kg Opium.

The operation also led to seizure of a car and a motorcycle being used by the accused persons. ANF Lahore also raided near Niaz Marwat Rehmat Khel Hotel, M.M Road, Mianwali and arrested an accused identified as Tariq Sajjad Khan r/o Mianwali along with 12 kg Hashish. In sixth operation, ANF Lahore arrested a lady drug carrier namely Naz r/o Peshawar and recovered three kg Hashish.

She was arrested near Lasani Pull, Sargodha Road, Faisalabad. In seventh operation, ANF Lahore recovered six kg Hashish by arresting a local drug supplier namely Muhammad Imran r/o Muzaffargarh. In addition, ANF Lahore raided near Bus Stand, Sialkot and arrested Muhammad Umar r/o Sargodha along with 1.5 kg Methamphetamine.

ANF Peshawar stopped a suspected Toyota Hiace van near Mufti Mehmood Chowk, Lakki Marwat and seized 9.6 kg Hashish during search of the vehicle. Two persons on board identified as Kher Ullah and Nadeem Khan both r/o Bannu were also apprehended. In another operation, ANF Peshawar Airport Team arrested a foreign bound passenger namely Rashad Gul r/o Hangu at Peshawar Airport and recovered 1.18 kg Amphetamine.

Yet in another operation, ANF Peshawar Airport Team arrested a passenger identified as Sufian r/o Karak at PeshawarAirport and recovered 1.24 kg Amphetamine. ANF Karachi seized a parcel containing ladies sandal and recovered 494 grams Heroin. In another operation, ANF Karachi Airport Team arrested a passenger namely Gul Rehman at Jinnah International Airport, Karachi and recovered 780 grams Heroin.

Yet in another operation, ANF Karachi arrested Shahid Zafar r/o Narowal at Jinnah International Airport, Islamabad and recovered 520 grams methamphetamine.   Moreover, ANF Karachi recovered 1.02 kg Opium from possession of a local drug peddler identified as Bakht Zameen r/o Karachi.

ANF Quetta acting on a tip-off intercepted a Toyota Corolla near Ghunch Dori, Chaghi Road, Tehsil and District Mastung and recovered 14.5 kg Heroin and 900 grams ashish. Three persons on board identified as Syed Abdul Hadi and Muhammad Aslam, r/o Quetta and Najeeb Ullah r/o Chagi were arrested.

In another operation, ANF Quetta raided a site located at Saindak Road, Taftan Border area and seized 50 liters Acetic Anhydride concealed in a seasonal stream. All cases have been registered at respective ANF Police Stations   and   further investigations are underway.