RAWALPINDI: The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) has recovered 551-kilogram drugs, including 345kg opium and 206kg hashish, worth Rs 674 million in international market, while six drug offenders including a woman were also rounded up.
According to an ANF spokesman, the force seized three vehicles in six operations conducted in Islamabad, Lahore, Kohat, Hyderabad, Chaghi and Lasbela.
ANF Quetta, in an intelligence-based operation, seized a vehicle parked unattended in general area near Rud, Tehsil Dalbandin, District Chaghi. Search of the vehicle resulted into seizure of 345kg opium which was concealed in improvised cavities of the vehicle.
In another intelligence-based operation, ANF Quetta intercepted a Pothohar Jeep near Ramzan Hotel, Quetta-Karachi Highway, Tehsil Hub, District Lasbela and recovered 195kg hashish. The operation also resulted in arrest of two persons identified as Muhammad Hayat and Sami Ullah, both r/o Lasbela.
ANF Rawalpindi arrested a foreign-bound passenger, identified as Anwar Ali r/o Kurram Agency, at Benazir Bhutto International Airport, Islamabad and recovered 349-gram hashish concealed in his shoulder bag.
ANF Lahore recovered 150-gram hashish and arrested a woman drug peddler, namely Nusrat Bibi r/o Lahore. She was arrested near Darbar Roday Shah, Eidgah Road, Gohawa, Lahore.
ANF Peshawar stopped a suspected Suzuki Mehran car near new toll plaza, Indus Highway, Kohat and recovered 4.8kg hashish during search of the car. A person on board identified as Muhammad Saud r/o Khyber Agency was apprehended during the operation.
ANF Karachi also arrested a drug supplier identified as Hazoor Bux r/o Tando Allah Yar, recovering five kg hashish from his personal possession. He was arrested near Wadhowa Bus Stop, Super Highway, Hyderabad.
All the cases have been registered at respective ANF police stations and further investigations are underway.