Rawalpindi: CIA unearths drug den, racketeer held
RAWALPINDI: The Crime Investigation Agency (CIA), unearthing a narcotics den in the wee hours of Monday, arrested a racketeer having links with international drug mafia active in different countries of Europe and recovered 5 kilograms of heroin and arms and ammunition from the hideout, the CIA sources said.
SP (CIA) Israr Abbasi received information that an international drug den was being operated by some influential people at Gulzar-e-Quaid having links with the mafia based in England and other European countries and a consignment of heroin was being transported to England.
The SP constituted a team headed by Sub-Inspector Raja Gultaj for raiding the hideout and decided to supervise the operation himself, the sources said. They said that the team secretly cordoned off the hideout without informing the area police and held a racketeer, identified as Ansar.
The CIA, during thorough search, recovered five kilograms of heroin concealed in the compressor of a refrigerator. The raiding team also recovered Kalashnikovs, repeaters and pistols with thousands of bullets of different calibers.
During investigation, the arrested man disclosed his links with international drug mafia, the sources said, adding that he was wanted by police in heinous crimes, including two offences of kidnapping for ransom in the jurisdiction of Civil Lines Police Station and some murders and armed robberies in Gujar Khan. The arrested man was handed over to the Airport Police Station for further investigation.