Rawalpindi: ANF seizes 1200kg charas, 12 arrested
RAWALPINDI: The Anti–Narcotics Force (ANF) conducted 8 operations in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Mianwali, Peshawar, Khyber Agency and Karachi.
The raids resulted in recovery of more than 1,210 kilograms of ‘charas’, 3 kilograms of heroin and 700 grams of opium, while 12 persons were apprehended, a spokesman for ANF Headquarters said claiming that the value of the seized drugs is approximately 1.24 billion rupees in international market.
The ANF Peshawar raided a house in Shahkas, Khyber Agency, and recovered 1,210 kilograms of ‘charas’ from the premises. Four accused, Jan Khan, Amin Asghar, Anhar Khan and Imran Khan, all residents of Khyber Agency, were arrested.
The ANF Peshawar Road checkpost team arrested Fazal Subhan, hailing from Peshawar, near Motorway Toll Plaza, Peshawar, after recovery of 3 kilograms of heroin from his possession. He was arrested while travelling to Rawalpindi in a Hiace van, bearing registration number LES–3485.
The ANF Rawalpindi, in an operation conducted near Bilal Masjid, Umar Road, Dhoke Ellahi Bakhsh, arrested Khalid Khan alias Billa, a resident of Rawalpindi, after recovery of 450 grams of ‘charas’ from his possession.
The ANF Rawalpindi Airport team intercepted a passenger, Faisal Mehmood, son of Sultan Mehmood, resident of Jhelum, at Benazir Bhutto International Airport, Islamabad, who confessed to having ingested heroin–filled capsules. He intended to take off for Italy via Qatar by Qatar Airlines Flight QR-615.
In another case, the ANF Rawalpindi apprehended two accused Muhammad Riaz, resident of District Kohistan, and Shahid Yasin, resident of Gilgit, and recovered 600 grams of ‘charas’ from their possession. They were arrested at Pirwadhai Morr, GT Road, Rawalpindi, while travelling in a passenger bus BNQ–786 coming from Gilgit.
The ANF Karachi in an operation conducted on a narcotics den situated at Ali Goth, Malir, apprehended Kamran Ahmed, resident of Karachi, after recovery of 6.5 kilograms of ‘charas’ and 700 grams of opium from his possession.
The ANF Karachi arrested Asif, resident of Karachi, after recovery of 2.15 kilograms of ‘charas’ from his possession. He was arrested in an operation conducted at Sherpao Colony, Quaidabad, Karachi.
The ANF Lahore conducted an operation at New Khan Bus Stand, Mianwali, and arrested Sartaj Ali Khan, hailing from Charsadda, after recovering 500 grams of ‘charas’ from his possession.