ANF recovers narcotics in Rawalpindi
RAWALPINDI: The Anti–Narcotics Force (ANF) carried out two successful intelligence–led operations and recovered 3.3 tons of opium and 3.4 tons of charas from Balochistan, the spokesman for ANF Headquarters said. In response to Mega Opium Crop in Afghanistan this year, DG ANF Major General Khawer Hanif has passed special instructions for enhanced intelligence collection, especially in areas adjacent to Afghanistan.
The drugs were intercepted at dumping places located in deserted sites of mountainous terrain. The seizures are considered a great success of ANF intelligence, as well as befitting execution by ANF ground forces. Both seizures are regarded amongst biggest seizures in world ranking and value approximately Rs9.97 billion in International Market. According to details, ANF Quetta carried out an intelligence led operation and seized 3300 kilograms Opium from un-inhabited area of Killi Pargo, Aminabad, District Chaghi, Balochistan. As per intelligence reports the consignment was to be smuggled to Iran via Mashkhel.
The consignment was camouflaged in folds of mountainous terrain and was being used as cache site for transaction of Narcotics from one Gang to another. In another operation, ANF Quetta recovered 3,369 kilograms of charas from a deserted location near Killi Habib Zai, Tehsil Gulistan, District Killi Abdullah, Balochistan.
The raiding party laid a trap for apprehension of drug smugglers, however, un-inhabited location did not warrant disguise stay for prolonged period, and hence no arrest could be made. Both cases have been registered with the ANF Police stations and further investigations are under process.