ISLAMABAD: Anti Narcotics Force (ANF) has recovered 5 kg charas, 360 grams heroin and 600 grams opium, arresting four drug smugglers.
ANF conducted four operations in various cities including Rawalpindi, Gilgit, Sheikhupura and Karachi, said a press release.
According to detail, ANF Rawalpindi acted upon a tip-off and recovered 100 gram charas from an accused Muhammad Ramzan, resident of Chiniot.
He was arrested from Humak, Model Town, Rawalpindi.
The accused was involved in drug peddling at street level.
ANF Rawalpindi Gilgit team on pursuance of an information, raided a place at village Ghari Bagh, Gilgit and arrested a local peddler namely Syed Muzzafar Ali Shah, resident of District Ghizer along with recovery of 120 grams charas from his personal possession.
ANF Lahore conducted a raid near Bus Stop, Kot Abdul Malik, District Sheikhupura and arrested a drug carrier Arshad Khan, resident of Peshawar and drug recipient Muhammad Zaheer, resident of Sheikhupura during handing/ taking of drugs.
The operation resulted in recovery of 4.8 kg charas and 600 grams opium from their personal possession.
As per preliminary investigations, the accused Arshad Khan arrived at Sheikhupura for delivery of drugs to the other accused Muhammad Zaheer, who is reportedly involved in drug peddling at local level.
ANF Karachi intercepted a parcel at TCS Office, Karachi and recovered 360 grams heroin from the said parcel.
Heroin was concealed in a leather jacket.
Parcel was destined for UK.
As per initial information, the parcel was booked by Qasim Ali, resident of Rawalpindi and was intended to be received by a person namely Hanif Jamil, residing at Luton, UK.
Meanwhile, DEA and Malaysian Authorities carried out a joint operation at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on information provided by ANF Intelligence Wing, recovered 55 kg heroin and arrested six persons.
According to details, during back tracking of one of the previous operations, jointly carried out by ANF and Malaysian Authorities; DEA and Royal Malaysian Police carried out a joint follow up operation in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The operation resulted in recovery of 55 kg heroin, concealed in wooden furniture stocked at a godown.
The authorities have also arrested six persons in this connection.
Cases have been registered against all the detainees at respective ANF Police Stations and further investigations are under process.