ANF seizes 673 kg narcotics in 22 operations

F.P. Report

RAWALPINDI :Anti Narcotics Force (ANF) has seized 673 kg narcotics valuing Rs658.66 million in international market besides arresting 30 persons including two females involved in drug smuggling and impounded eight vehicles while conducting 22 counter narcotics strikes across the country.

The seized drugs comprised 661.3 kg Hashish, 1.175 kg Heroin, 4.100 kg Amphetamine, three kg Cannabis and 3.67 kg Methamphetamine.

According to an ANF spokesman, ANF Quetta intercepted a car at main Quetta Kuchlak Road, Quetta and recovered 186 kg Hashish. A person on board namely Shafat Ali resident of Hafizabad was apprehended. Further investigations resulted in recovery of 373 kg Hashish from a deserted house in general area of Killi Gurgai District Qilla Abdullah.

ANF Rawalpindi arrested an accused identified as Muhammad Ghayas r/o Gilgit from Parri Bangala, Chakarkot Road near Forest Barial Gilgit and recovered 4.5 kg Hashish. In another operation, ANF Rawalpindi intercepted a motorcycle at Kainat Bus Stand, Peshawar Road, Rawalpindi and recovered 7.2 kg Hashish. Three persons on board identified as Ghulam Anwar r/o Attock, Muhammad Siddique r/o Rawalpindi and Shad Muhammad r/o Peshawar were also apprehended.

In third operation, ANF Rawalpindi intercepted a car near Judicial Complex, District Katchehry, Rawalpindi and recovered 2.4 kg Hashish and arrested Salar Bin Waleed Iftikhar r/o Rawalpindi. In fourth operation, ANF Rawalpindi arrested Umar Gul r/o Swabi from Benazir Bhutto International Airport, Islamabad and recovered 1.6 kg Amphetamine from his trolley bag. In another operation, ANF Rawalpindi intercepted a Car from Baseen, Gilgit and recovered 11.5 kg Hashish and arrested Muhammad Yousaf, Muhammad Shair, Mehtab Ali and Khadim Ullah all r/o Kohistan. In sixth operation, ANF Rawalpindi in collaboration with ASF arrested an accused namely Khan Muhammad r/o Swat at Benazir Bhutto International Airport, Islamabad and recovered 1.1 kg Amphetamine.

ANF Lahore conducted seven raids and arrested Tariq Zafar r/o Shiekhupura on recovery of four kg Hashish, Majeed Ahmed and Shamim Akhtar r/o Gujarat at Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore on recovery of 1.7 kg Methamphetamine, Sulman Khan and Muhammad Zubair r/o Khanewal on recovery of 2.2 kg Hashish, Sohnay Khan r/o Multan on recovery of one kg Hashish, a local drug peddler, Muhammad Shafique r/o Bahawalnagar on recovery of three kg Hashish and three kg Cannabis, Muhammad Bajilal and Abdul Qadir, r/o DG Khan on recovery of 4.5 kg Hashish and six kg Hashish from a parcel booked for local use in Multan by Rana Sajid Goods Transport near BC Chowk, Multan.

ANF Peshawar intercepted a truck near Yaaruk Toll Plaza, Peshawar Road, Dera Ismail Khan and recovered 42 kg Hashish and arrested Fateh Khan r/o Karachi. In another operation, ANF Peshawar arrested Jahanzeb Mehmood r/o Rawalpindi from Motorway Toll Plaza, Peshawar and recovered 1.8 kg Hashish.

ANF Peshawar also arrested Shah Fahad r/o Nowshera from Peshawar Airport and recovered 312 grams Amphetamine. In another operation, ANF Peshawar recovered 2.4 kg Hashish from Muhammad Waqas r/o Peshawar arrested near Motorway Toll Plaza, Peshawar. In fifth operation, ANF Peshawar recovered 3.5 kg Hashish from

two local drug peddlers, Ejaz Ahmed and Ghaffar Ali both r/o Peshawar arrested near Srikhno Killi, Charsadda Road, Peshawar. In sixth operation, ANF Peshawar arrested a drug peddler namely Nadir Khan r/o Peshawar and recovered three kg Hashish. In seventh operation, ANF Peshawar recovered one kg Heroin from a lady, Nazia r/o Rawalpindi arrested near Motorway Toll Plaza, Peshawar.

ANF Karachi arrested, Rafaqat Nawaz r/o Mandi Bahauddin at Jinnah International Airport Karachi and recovered 1.97 kg Methamphetamine.

Separate cases have been registered against the accused at respective ANF Police Stations under CNS

Act 1997 while further investigations are underway.