Rawalpindi: ANF arrests 16 drug peddlers in countrywide operations
RAWALPINDI: The Anti Narcotics Force (ANF) conducted nine operations at Rawalpindi, Lahore, Peshawar and Karachi. Mostly operations homed on airports and highways, resulting in recoveries of Opium, Heroin and Charas, the ANF Headquarters released details of countrywide recovery of narcotics.
The report said ANF Rawalpindi Airport Team recovered 990 Grams of Heroin and arrested Muhammad Yasin son of Zahir Shah resident of Charsadda. Drugs were tactfully concealed in his underwear. He was to travel by PIA, Flight No. PK-212 and was destined to Sharjah. In another operation, ANF Rawalpindi Airport Team arrested Imdad Ali Shah son of Saif Ali Shah, resident of Mardan and Muhammad Saleem Khan son of Muhammad Rafique Khan resident of Rawlakot from Benazir Bhutto Airport Islamabad and recovered 48 Heroin filled capsules. The accused Imdad Ali Shah son of Saif Ali Shah, resident of Mardan was to travel by PIA Flight No.PK-749 to Italy. Yet in another operation, ANF Rawalpindi Airport team arrested Muhammad Ejaz Ahmed son of Mukhtar Ahmed resident of Shaukhupura and Muhammad Jehangir Yousuf son of Muhammad Yousuf resident of Gujrat, who confessed of having 25 Heroin filled ingested capsules each. Both were to travel by Emirates Airlines Flight No. EK–613 and were destined for Italy.
ANF Karachi conducted a raid and arrested Ghulam Nabi Shah Alias Gulabi Shah son of Muhammad Shah, resident of District Hyderabad and recovered 1.5 kilograms of Hashish from his possession. He was arrested near Khisala Mori, near Tando Allahyar, Hyderabad.
ANF Peshawar conducted an operation near Motorway Toll Plaza and recovered 2.4 kilograms Hashish from secret cavities of a car bearing registration no (RIA–4569 — Rawalpindi). As per information the drugs were being smuggled from tribal area to Punjab. Accused Syed Sheraz Hussain son of Nagheen Hussain resident of District Kohat was arrested at the spot.
In another operation, ANF Peshawar Road Check Team during its routine operation searched a Suzuki Van bearing Registration No. (KW–464) and recovered 5 kilograms Hashish near Haripur, Abotabad. The drugs were recovered from personal possession of Abid Shah son of Akhtar resident of Swabi, Janat Gul son of Sami Ullah, resident of Swabi and Muhammad Sabir son of Shujat Khan, resident of Swabi. The accused persons were arrested at the spot. Yet in another operation, ANF Peshawar Airport Team arrested Muhammad Nabi son of Nauroz Khan, resident of District Hangu, who confessed of having ingested capsules in his stomach. He was to travel by Shaheen Airline, Flight No. NL–792 and was destined to Sharjah.
ANF Lahore conducted a raid near Shell Petrol Pump, Noor Jahan Road, Liberty Chowk and recovered 8.4 kilograms of Opium and 1.2 kilograms of Hashish from personal possession of 4 persons, namely Zafar Iqbal Khan, Muhammad Asif, Haji Mian Muhammad Riaz Tahir and Dr Muhammad Tanveer Arshad. They were travelling in a car Toyata Corolla registration No. (QC–ICT–427).
ANF Lahore arrested Muhammad Saifullah son of Noor Muhammad and recovered 5.5 kilograms Charas from his possession. He was arrested at Gulshan Usman Colony, Manawan Road, Muzaffargarh. All accused have been arrested, FIRs lodged with the ANF Police Stations and further investigations are under process.