Wazirabad: 10.5 tonnes of narcotics seized
WAZIRABAD: The Anti Narcotics Force Punjab claimed to have seized 10.5 tonnes of narcotics worth Rs 500 million during one week.
“Narcotics can not be controlled by only the law enforcement agencies,” ANF Commander Brig Shaid Afzal said while addressing a gathering during his visit to under-construction Shaheed Naveed Younus Hospital in Pathanwali. “The ANF generally catches big guns of drug mafia and drug pushers. Depending on only the law enforcing agencies for eradication of drug trafficking is not appropriate. We have to work for reduction in drug demands and treatment of addicts too.”
Most of the narcotics seized by the ANF Punjab is generally consumed in the province while the quantity which is seized in Karachi and Peshawar goes abroad, he said. He further said that the ANF Punjab seized 10.5 tonnes of narcotics during only one week which is a great achievement.
“The ANF Pakistan has taken efficient measures and sealed all outlets from Pakistan to check drug carriers. It brought back commercial containers from Sri Lanka and Spain and recovered 445 kg heroin stored in hidden cavities of these containers. Afghanistan is producing and exporting 600 tonnes of heroin to other countries but international farces have succeeded to detect only 10-15 tonnes,” he said.
He also pledged full cooperation for the treatment and rehabilitation of addicts, saying that Shaheed Naveed Younus Hospital would be exemplary in Punjab. He announced a donation of Rs50,000 for the under-construction the hospital.
Earlier, ANWS General Secretary Muhammad Jameel Cheema highlighted the working of the society and presented the index of income and expenses of the hospital.