Karachi: Int’l drug smuggler Khush Rung Khan held
KARACHI: Police arrested an international drug peddler on Wednesday during a raid at Afghan Koochi Camp, Sohrab Goth, within the jurisdiction of Gadap Town Police Station. Khush Rung Khan was arrested at his house after the police got information from an informer, said Gadap Town SP Irshad Ali Raza. He was alone and the police did not find anything on him during the time of his arrest.
Khush was wanted by the Sohrab Goth police in two cases, the Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF), Karachi in ten cases and by the ANF, Islamabad in many more. Khush was first taken to the Gadap City PS and was then shifted to an unknown location for interrogation. He will be handed to the ANF over soon, said the SP.
Chaudhry Khalil of the ANF, while talking to Daily Times, said that Khush is the son of notorious drug peddler Shorang Khan and they were both arrested by CIA officials, including Mumtaz Burney, in 1996 but were later released.
Shorang passed away but his three sons Khush, Aziz and Gul Agha took over the business. “They are the biggest smugglers of heroin but they are not involved in the smuggling of charas and other drugs. They mostly operate internationally, in the US, England and EU countries. Recently, we got information that they were running their business in the UK through Bangladesh,” said the SP.
The Khan family hails from Peshawar. The ANF has been on their trail for a long time but they had so far successfully avoided arrest. Nearly four months ago, the police made a raid on their hideout but could not face them because of their superior weaponry. Their consignments have usually gone in containers via ships to other countries. The ANF has caught their consignments worth billions of rupees but has not been able to stop their business which has been running for nearly thirty years. The family owns a lot of property in Wah Cantt, Islamabad, Peshawar and other areas while they have chosen to live in Islamabad and Wah Cantt, said the officer. “It is possible that they are wanted by the Interpol as well.”