ANF seize 22.45 tonnes drugs, 4.353 tonnes prohibited chemical

QUETTA: Anti Narcotics Force Pakistan seized mega quantity of narcotics and prohibited chemical weighing 22.45 and 4.35 Tons respectively, valuing 26.44 billion internationally during 21 counternarcotics operations conducted across the country. The seized drugs comprised 21.853 Ton Hashish, 310.33 Kg Heroin, 385 Kg Opium, 1.11 Kg Amphetamine, 4250 Liter Acetic Anhydride, 103 Liter Suspected Chemical and 1775 Liter Liquor. The operations also resulted in apprehension of 24 persons including 2 ladies involved in smuggling of narcotics and impounding of 6 vehicles.

According to details, ANF Quetta in an intelligence based operation conducted at general area at Qilla Abdullah seized 10395 Kg Hashish. According to details, the drug was concealed beside a seasonal stream located at Killi Daman, Tehsil Gulistan, District Qilla Abdullah. In another intelligence based operation, ANF Quetta intercepted a Shehzor Pickup near Truck Adda Hazarganji, Quetta and recovered 4130 liters Acetic Anhydride loaded on the vehicle. An accused identified as Abd-ul-Hakeem resident of Quetta was also apprehended during the operation. Yet in another intelligence based operations, ANF Quetta seized 120 liters Acetic Anhydride and 135 Kg Opium concealed near uninhabited house located at Killi Sufi Jan, Tehsil Dalbandin, District Chagi. As per initial reports, the drug was meant for handing over to another narcotics gang. In fourth intelligence led operation, ANF Quetta raided a house situated at Killi Gulistan Karez, Tehsil Gulistan District Qillah Abdullah, resulting in seizure of 419 Kg Hashish placed inside the house. A person identified as Abdul Wahid resident of Qilla Abdullah was also arrested during the operation. Moreover, ANF Quetta on pursuance of information captured a Toyota Corolla car near Jalogir Mor, Sir-wa-Shina Mountains, Pishin and recovered 99 Kg Hashish concealed in secret cavities of the car. A person on board identified as Ameer Mohammad resident of Pishin was also arrested during the operation.

ANF Rawalpindi recovered 3 Kg Heroin from possession of two local drug peddlers named Mohammad Nadeem and Najeeb Shahzad both residents of Islamabad, arresting them near Naseerabad Bus Stop, Rawalpindi. In another operation, ANF Rawalpindi intercepted a Suzuki Mehran car at Khana Pull Bus Stop, Express Highway, Islamabad and recovered 8.4 Kg Hashish from secret cavities of the car. Three persons on board identified as Mohammad Waseem and Hayat Ullah residents of Charsadda and Hazrat Umar resident of Peshawar were also arrested on the spot. Yet in another operation, ANF Rawalpindi recovered 400 Gram Heroin by arresting a drug carrier namely Fida Hussain and Sarfraz both residents of Haripur, arresting them near Sheranwala Chowk, Attock Kamra Road, Attock. In fourth operation, ANF Rawalpindi intercepted a parcel received through a courier service company based at Islamabad and recovered 200 Gram Cocaine concealed in a pump gum sample. Parcel was dispatched from Brazil. In fifth operation, ANF Rawalpindi arrested a local lady drug peddler named Yasmeen resident of Attock recovering 500 Gram Hashish from her personal possession. She was arrested near Haji Shah Mor Bus Stop, GT Road, Attock.

ANF Lahore while acting on a tip-off intercepted a Honda Civic car near Bata Stop, Depalpur Chowk, Okara and recovered 2.4 Kg Opium and 30 Kg Hashish concealed inside the car. Drugs were concealed under the seat and rear cabin of the car. A person on board identified as Mohammad Ashraf resident of Sahiwal was also arrested during the operation. In another operation, ANF Lahore recovered 850 Gram Heroin from possession of an accused namely Syed Shahzad Ali resident of Sialkot who was arrested near China Chowk, Sialkot. Yet in another operation, ANF Lahore arrested two foreign bound passengers including Mohammad Ramzan resident of Okara and Khursheeda Begum resident of Lahore at Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore while they were boarding for Jeddah by Saudi Airlines Flight No. SV-735 and recovered 1.11 Kg Amphetamine concealed in their luggage. In addition, ANF Lahore stopped a suspicious Suzuki Cultus car near Haroon Express Bus Stand, Thokar Niaz Baig, Lahore and seized 12 Kg Opium and 36 Kg Hashish concealed in secret cavities of the car. The operation also resulted in arrest of three persons on board including Umar Hayat and Shabbir residents of Attock and Mohammad Abbas resident of Pakpatan.

ANF Peshawar in collaboration with FC KP raided an uninhabited site near village Besai Baba, Shahkas, Bara, Khyber Agency and seized 10834 Kg Hashish, 235.5 Kg Opium, 303.23 Kg Heroin, 1.17 Kg Amphetamine, 1775 liter Liquor and 103 liter Suspected Chemical during the operation. In another operation, ANF Peshawar seized 1.95 Kg Heroin by intercepting a parcel at an office of a courier service company based at Peshawar. Parcel was being dispatched to Netherland. Heroin was canceled in ladies shirts. Yet in another operation, ANF Peshawar apprehended a person identified as Shamsher Khan resident of Peshawar, while he was travelling in a passenger van near Motorway Toll Plaza, Peshawar and recovered 2.4 Kg Hashish from his possession. In fourth operation, ANF Peshawar intercepted a car near New Toll Plaza, Indus Highway, Kohat and recovered 24 Kg Hashish during search of the car. Hashish was concealed in improvised cavities of the car. Two persons on board identified as Shah Sawar Ali Shah and Abdullah Shah both residents of Bannu were also apprehended during the operation. In addition, ANF Peshawar seized a Toyota Corolla car near Motorway Toll Plaza, Peshawar and recovered 3.6 Kg Hashish concealed in secret cavity of the car, also resulting in arrest of two drug carriers including Hazrat Ali and Sami Ullah Khan both resident of Chitral.

ANF Karachi apprehended a local drug peddler namely Mohammad Mirza resident of Karachi along with 1.2 Kg Hashish which was found in his personal possession. He was arrested near Jamia Masjid, Dawood Goth, Malir, Karachi. In addition, ANF Karachi arrested a passenger named Ghulam Hussain resident of Khairpur at Jinnah International Airport, Karachi while he was to fly for Jeddah by PIA Flight No. PK-731 and recovered 900 Gram Heroin concealed in suitcase.

Cases have been registered at respective ANF Police Stations and further investigations are underway.

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