Rawalpindi: ANF recovers 345kg drugs, arrests 24 smugglers
RAWALPINDI: The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) during operation against drug mafia has recovered 345kg narcotics and arrested 24 persons, including nine foreigners, informed ANF Headquarters spokesman on Thursday.
He said that three vehicles were also seized by ANF while the value of recovered drug was Rs849 million in international market.
According to him, ANF in its drive against drug trafficking launched 10 operations at different cities of the country and recovered 340kg Charas, 4.5kg heroin, 700gram Ice and 400gram Cocaine. “ANF also rounded up 24 persons, including nine Nigerian nationals involved in drug trafficking and impounded three vehicles being used for drug trafficking,” he said.
He said that ANF Rawalpindi Road Check Team apprehended a drug carrier identified as Muhammad Israr, resident of Peshawar and recovered 2.4kg Charas from his personal possession. “ANF Rawalpindi Road Check Team on pursuance of information intercepted a Suzuki Cultus car (LEC–590) near Haji Shah Mor, GT Road, Attock and recovered 40kg Charas from the secret cavities of the car.
Two individuals on board were nabbed,” he said.
In Lahore, ANF in various intelligence led operations arrested nine Nigerian nationals from different areas.
The Nigerian nationals were identified as Ebuka, George, Ermerla Johan, Ogugua, Jack, Chima, Basil, Friday and Sunday.
They were taken into custody from Ferozepur Road, Walton Road, Temple Road, Maka Colony and Canal Road Lahore.
The operation resulted in recovery of 3.7kg heroin and 400gram Cocaine from their personal possession, he said.
A passenger namely Muhammad Sohail was also held by ANF at Allama Iqbal International Airport and recovered 250 gram heroin from his shoes.
He intended to travel to Colombo by Mihin Lanka Airline Flight Number MJ-186. 3kg Charas was also seized by a team of ANF during a raid near Band Road besides arresting an accused.
ANF Peshawar Road Check Team intercepted a motorcycle near Caltex Petrol Pump, Ring Road Peshawar and recovered 6kg of Charas from the riders of the bike identified as Ghani-ur-Rehman and Shah Muhammad, residents of Khyber Agency. As per reports, they were involved in supply of drugs to nearby localities.
ANF Karachi Road Check Team seized a Suzuki Mehran Car (No. AZP-426) near Hyderabad Railway Station and recovered 20.8kg Charas and 180 bottles of liquor from the car. Three accused on board namely Mukhtiar Ali, Farooq ul Haq and Muhammad Ali were arrested on the spot.
ANF Karachi on pursuance of an intelligence report raided a house in Orangi Town, Karachi and seized 267kg Charas from it.
Two accused namely Sher Dil and Dost Ali were also arrested during the operation.
ANF Karachi Airport Team apprehended a passenger identified as Zafar Gul, resident of Hangu at Jinnah International Airport Karachi and recovered 600 gram heroin and 700 gram Ice concealed in his trolley bag. The accused intended to take off for Damam via Masqat by Oman Air Flight No. WY-324. “Cases have been registered against all the detainees at respective ANF police stations and further investigation was underway,” the spokesman added.