Rawalpindi: ANF seizes heroin; arrests 4 smugglers in operation
RAWALPINDI: The Anti–Narcotics Force conducted operations against drug mafia across the country and recovered more than half ton heroin besides arresting four smugglers, informed ANF spokesman here on Thursday.According to him, ANF recovered 680kg heroin, 120kg charas and 8.4kg opium in six operations conducted at Pishin, Chaman, Karachi, Shikarpur, Peshawar and Sargodha. During the operations, the ANF also arrested four drug offenders and seized two vehicles. Total value of all the recovered drugs was approximately Rs4.66 billion in international market.
He said that ANF Quetta acting upon information conducted a raid in the area of Maham Dara, near Pak Afghan border, Kili Sardar Kamal Khan, Tehsil Birshor, Pishin and seized 680kg heroin. The heroin was packed in 384 plastic packets, out of which 80 packets weighed 5kgs, 100 packets weighed 2kgs and 84 packets weighed 1kgs each. The packets were kept in three sacks.
The operation also resulted in recovery of a Hilux Surf vehicle. The smugglers fled away in mountainous area taking advantage of darkness. The ANF Quetta conducted a raid in general areas of Sheelabagh, Distt Chaman and recovered 108kgs charas. The drugs were kept in a deserted house at Chaman. As per the information, the consignment was in transit and was being transferred to Panjgur for onwards despatch to some destination abroad.
ANF Karachi Airport Team arrested a person Zain Ul Abideen, resident of Faisalabad at Jinnah International Airport Karachi on suspicion of having ingested heroin filled capsules in stomach. As per initial investigation, the culprit confessed of having 70 heroin filled capsules in his stomach. As per the details, the accused was to travel from Karachi to Bangkok by Thai Airways Flight No.TG-508.
The ANF Karachi arrested a proclaimed offender namely Wahid Bux Brohi resident of Shikarpur from Brohi Colony, Shikarpur. The accused was a nominated culprit in 2 FIRs No. 10/2012 under section & 03/2014 both under section 9C CNS Act.
The ANF Peshawar Road Check Team apprehended an accused at Jamrud Road, Peshawar and recovered 6kg charas from his personal possession. The accused person namely Zafar Khan is resident of Khyber Agency and was involved in smuggling of drugs from KP to local drug peddlers.
ANF Lahore Road Check Team, during routine checking apprehended a vehicle at Salam Interchange Sargodha and during its search recovered 8.4kg Opium and 6kg charas from its secret cavities. Driver of the vehicle Imran Khan resident of Peshawar has been arrested at the spot. The drugs were being transferred to Punjab for usage at local level. All cases have been registered in ANF police stations and further investigations are under process.