Islamabad: ANF busts gangs in countrywide operations
ISLAMABAD: The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) on Tuesday carried out 11 operations across the country, seizing approximately 532 kilograms (Kg) charas, 45-Kg opium, 3-Kg heroin, 1-Kg amphetamine (ice) and 48,000 psychotropic tablets (Xanax).
At least 13 people, including two women drug–traffickers were arrested during operations. Reportedly, ANF arrested three members of a gang involved in supply of drugs to academic institutions in twin cities.
Rawalpindi ANF conducted operation against a network involved in supply of drugs to academic institutions and apprehended three culprits namely, HabibUllah, Bilal Suleman and Zeeshan Tariq, confiscating 640-gram charas, 85-gram Ice and ecstasy tablets. The same team arrested two drug peddlers named Imran and Rehmat, residents of Attock, capturing 500 grams of heroin near Grand Trunk (GT) road.
Moreover, ANF arrested a local drug peddler named Latif, seizing 500 grams of charas near Rawalpindi Phatak, Chakwal.
Meanwhile, Lahore ANF airport team seized an unattended bag from parking area of Allama Iqbal International Airport, which carried 480 of grams of ice. In another incident, Wahga Border team, during routine checking near Wahga Railway Station, found an unattended polythene bag containing 1.96 Kg heroin from air–break pressure tank of the train. In Peshawar, ANF found 418–Kg charas from a warehouse and arrested Fazal Rehman and Gulnaz Begum, near GT Road. Also, Peshawar Road Check Team intercepted a truck on Ring Road, capturing 96 Kg charas and 44.4 Kg opium, arresting Bashir Khan and Ismail Khan, residents of Mardan.
The same team arrested a drug supplier Mujeebur Rehman and confiscated 2.4-Kg charas near Spin Ghar, Kohat. The team also seized 500 grams of heroin from a woman drug–trafficker Shaheen Kausar during routine checking near Khyber Teaching Hospital University. Moreover, Peshawar ANF detained a passenger Fazal–e–Haq, resident of Mardan, capturing 550 grams of ice, which was been taken to Sharjah by Air Arabia.