ISLAMABAD: Anti Narcotics Force (ANF) has recovered 50,400 kg of unlawful sulfuric acid, 12,000 kg of illegal HCL, 17 kg heroin and 109 kg of charas, arresting 16 persons including two lady drug smugglers and seized one vehicle from their possession.
ANF field operations continued as usual and total of eight countrywide operations conducted at Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Kasur, Lahore, Gilgit, Peshawar and Karachi. Most of the recovered drug was destined abroad.
According to press release, ANF Peshawar intercepted a Trailer No. BLK-9367 near Karkhano Market, Jamrud, Peshawar and seized 50400 kg of sulfuric acid loaded on the trailer.
The chemical was being transported illegally to Jalalabad, Afghanistan. The chemical is controlled substance worldwide, which requires government permission subject to its legitimate use.
Four accused namely Aziz-ur-Rehman, Muhammad, both residents of Peshawar, Syed Arif Shah r/o Nowshera and Jan Muhammad r/o Khyber Agency were apprehended at the spot. The accused failed to produce any documentary proof for exporting the said chemical.
ANF Lahore in an operation at Dry Port, Prem Nagar, Kasur recovered 12000 kg of HCL from a container bound for Nigeria. The prohibited chemical was contained in 400 canes. Two accused including a lady Nasim Akhtar r/o Lahore along with her male accomplice Syed Nazir Hussain Shah r/o Lahore were arrested at the spot.
Initial investigation revealed by accused Syed Nazir Hussain resulted in recovery of 12 kg heroin from his house, situated near Caltex Pump, Chungi Amar Sidhu, Feroze Pur Road, Lahore.
ANF Karachi Airport team arrested a lady Najma Murad r/o Karachi at Jinnah International Airport, Karachi and recovered 700 gram heroin from her hand purse. She was boarding for Colombo by Air Lanka Airline Flight No. UL-184.
ANF Rawalpindi Airport team apprehended two accused namely Liaqat Ali and Shahid Khan, both r/o Hafizabad from car parking area of Benazir Bhutto International Airport and recovered 2.5 kg heroin from their possession.
The accused Shahid Khan was a foreign bound passenger intended to take off by Kuwait Airlines Flight No KU-206 to Jeddah via Kuwait, while accused Liaqat Ali was his associate.
ANF Rawalpindi arrested an accused Abdul Manan r/o Diamer and recovered 1.02 kg charas from his personal possession. He was arrested in an operation conducted near Toyota Motors Workshop, Ahsan Ali Link Road, Gilgit.
ANF Rawalpindi intercepted a parcel at APX Courier Service Office, Gulzar-e-Quid, Rawalpindi and recovered 1.8 kg heroin concealed in six wooden cartons containing stones.
The parcel was booked by Zahir Muhammad r/o Peshawar and was destined for Shahid Akram r/o 354-Durtonrd Derby, United Kingdom.
ANF Rawalpindi Airport team apprehended Rizwan r/o Gujrat at Benazir Bhutto International Airport, Islamabad, who confessed of having ingested heroin filled capsules.
The accused was shifted to hospital for delivery of capsules.
ANF Karachi in an operation in the area of Punjab Para, Ibrahim Hyderi, Karachi apprehended four accused namely Abdul Kareem, Latif Ullah alias Tipu, Imran and Zaheer, all residents of Karachi and recovered 6.100 kg charas from their possession.
After initial investigation, on the pointation of the accused persons, 101.380 kg charas was recovered from a house situated in the area of Khas Kheli Para, Ibrahim Hyderi, Karachi. Moreover, another accused Shahid r/o Karachi was also arrested during the operation.
Cases have been registered in ANF Police Stations and further investigations are under process.