Islamabad: ANF seizes Rs 443 million drugs in countrywide operations
ISLAMABAD: The Anti–Narcotics Force (ANF) in nine operations across country thwarted several attempts to smuggle drugs and seized 6.5kg of heroin, 160kg of charas and 2kg of methamphetamine (ice).
During the operations, ANF also arrested 8 persons including two lady drug traffickers and impounded a vehicle.
The worth of the recovered drugs is approximately Rs 443 million in international market.
According to reports, ANF Rawalpindi arrested two drug traffickers namely Touqeer Ahmed and Asif Iqbal, both resident of Rawalpindi, and recovered 2kg of heroin from their possession. They were arrested from a passenger bus near Hassanabdal More, GT Road, Attock, while heading towards Rawalpindi for delivery of the drug.
ANF Rawalpindi intercepted a Netherlands destined parcel containing thread cones and buttons at DHL courier office, Islamabad, and recovered 500g of heroin concealed inside the packing. The said parcel was booked by Ali Imran, resident of Islamabad, and was meant to be received at Waxwell Tempting Klaver Street, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
ANF Lahore Airport Team intercepted two passengers identified as Arif Ali and a woman namely Fatima Kaneez at Allama Iqbal International Airport Lahore and recovered 1kg of methamphetamine (ice) which was concealed in their trolley bag.
They intended to fly to Saudi Arabia by Gulf Airline Flight NoGF-765. The team also conducted a raid at a village Kacha Khooh in Khanewal and recovered 1kg of charas from the possession of a local drug peddler namely Javed Khan, resident of Khanewal.
ANF Lahore in pursuance of an information conducted an operation near Savera Chowk, Multan and arrested a lady drug smuggler namely Safia alias Billo, resident of Multan. During the operation, 1.2kg of charas was recovered from her possession. Reportedly, the lady was involved in drug supply to nearby areas.
ANF Lahore Road Check Team intercepted a car near Balkasar Motorway Interchange, Ckakwal, and recovered 10kg of charas tactfully concealed in improvised cavities of the vehicle. However, the persons on board managed to flee from the scene, leaving the vehicle behind.
ANF Peshawar Airport Team intercepted a suspected passenger identified as Ajmal Khan, resident of Mardan, at the Peshawar airport and recovered 1kg of methamphetamine (ice), concealed in his suitcase.
The accused intended to fly to Jeddah by PIA Flight No PK-735.
ANF Balochistan, while acting on a tip-off, seized 147kg of charas and 4kg of heroin concealed at a deserted site situated at general area, Turbat. As per reports, the drug was intended to be transported to Gwadar. ANF Karachi during an operation carried out near Thatta van stop arrested a local drug supplier namely Ali Nawaz and recovered 1.5kg of charas from his possession.
Cases have been registered against all the detainees at the respective police stations and investigations are under process.