ISLAMABAD: Anti Narcotics Force (ANF) has recovered 303.47 kg heroin, 305 kg charas and one kg Ice (Methamphetamine).
According to details, ANF conducted seven countrywide operations at Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Attock, Mianwali, Peshawar, Karachi and Qilla Saif Ullah, said a press release.
During operations, ANF rounded up seven drug traffickers / smugglers and seized six vehicles from their possession.
Most of the recovered drug was destined abroad. The value of recovered drugs amounts approximately Rs. 2326 million in international market.
ANF Quetta led a successful intelligence operation and seized a Toyota Corolla Car No. W-8879 from general area of Killi Dilsoor, Tehsil Muslim Bagh, Dist Qilla Saifullah and recovered 298 kg heroin concealed inside the car.
Heroin was concealed in secret cavities of the car. However, the persons on board had already fled from the crime scene taking advantage of the mountainous nature of the area. As per initial information, Heroin was to be transported to Karachi for smuggling abroad.
ANF Peshawar conducted an operation near Sarband Nalla, Sarband Road, Peshawar, and seized 273 kg charas concealed at a place beside the Nalla. Charas was packed in 26 plastic bags. Out of 26 bags, each contained 10-11 kg charas.
As per initial reports, the place was being used as cache site and the drug was to be transported to Punjab for local distribution.
ANF Rawalpindi seized a Truck No. C-2520 at Jand-Kohat Road, near Jand, District Attock and recovered 30 kg charas concealed in it. Charas was tactfully concealed inside the spare wheel of the vehicle. Two drug smugglers namely Darya Khan resident of Khyber Agency and Nasir Khan resident of Peshawar were taken into custody at the spot along with vehicle. As per reports, the drug was being transported to Rawalpindi for local consumption.
ANF Rawalpindi in pursuance of information arrested a drug trafficker Waqar Azam resident of Kohat and local recipient Muahmmad Waseem resident of Rawalpindi at Muree Road, Rawalpindi. They were caught red-handed during handing/ taking of drugs. The operation resulted in recovery of 2.2 kg charas and seizure of a car and a motorcycle.
ANF Rawalpindi airport team intercepted a passenger Muhammad Rasheed resident of Sheikhupura at Benazir Bhutto International Airport, Islamabad and recovered 1 kg Ice (Methamphetamine) tactfully concealed in his bag. The accused intended to board for Riyadh by PIA Flight No. PK-753.
ANF Lahore intercepted a Suzuki Mehran Car No. RE-776 near Shell Petrol Pump, Sargodha Morr, MM Road Mianwali and recovered 3 kg heroin concealed inside the car.
A drug trafficker Hayat Khan resident of Mardan was apprehended at the spot. After initial investigation, on the pointation of the accused, a drug recipient Aurangzeb Khan resident of Mianwali was also arrested along with 2 kg heroin from nearby area while riding on a motorcycle, which was also seized.
ANF Karachi intercepted a parcel at TCS office, DHA, Karachi and recovered 475 gram heroin tactfully concealed in ladies shirts. The parcel was booked from TCS Office, Quetta and was destined for UK.
As per initial reports, it was being dispatched by a person namely Hassan Khan resident of Loralai to a recipient namely Haider Zaman residing at Birmingham, UK.
All cases have been registered at ANF Police Stations and further investigations are under progress.