Anti Narcotics Force mega seizure of 2.28 tons of narcotics worth Rs 10 billion in 6 operations, arrests 4 drug traffickers and seizes 2 vehicles

Islamabad, May 31, 2016 (PPI-OT):ANF recovered 2.28 Ton Narcotics and 710 Kg Prohibited Chemical in 6 operations carried out at Qilla Saifullah, Lasbela, Chaghi, Faisalabad and Gilgit. The recovered drugs comprised 1.423 Ton Heroin, 790 Kg Opium, 69 Kg Hashish and 980 Gram Amphetamine. ANF also arrested 4 drug traffickers including a lady and seized 2 vehicles during the operations. The worth of seized narcotics is Rs 10 Billion in International Market.

According to details, ANF in an intelligence operation raided an uninhabited site situated at Killi Shin Chinar, Tehsil Badini, District Qilla Saifullah and seized 1423 Kg Heroin concealed in wild bushes along seasonal stream. In another intelligence led operation, ANF Quetta foiled an attempt to smuggle 790 Kg of Opium by intercepting an Oil Tanker at general area, Panjgoor, District Lasbela. As per details, ANF received an information through its source that a huge quantity of drug is being planned to smuggle abroad.

On pursuance of information, ANF established road check at desired site. During course of surveillance, a suspected Oil Tanker was intercepted at ANF road check. However, the driver of the vehicle managed to flee from the scene taking advantage of the darkness. ANF took the vehicle into custody and seized 790 Kg Opium, which was tactfully concealed in improvised cavities of the vehicle. Yet in another intelligence led operation, ANF Quetta intercepted a Toyota Zamyad at general area Girdi Jungle, Tehsil Dalbandin, District Chaghi and recovered 69 Kg Hashish and 710 Kg prohibited chemical.

However, the accused on board managed to escape from the scene taking advantage of the darkness. ANF Rawalpindi in an operation launched at river bank near village Morkhon, District Gilgit, arrested a drug trafficker along with 10 kg Heroin, which was concealed in his luggage.

ANF Lahore Airport Team in 2 separate operations at Faisalabad Airport arrested 3 passengers including Muhammad Yousaf and Fatima Bibi along with recovery of 980 Gram Amphetamine concealed in their briefcases; while recovered 700 Gram Heroin from luggage of passenger named Atta Ur Rehman. They intended to board for Jeddah and Bahrain respectively by Gulf Airline Flight No. GF-791. All cases have been registered in ANF Police Stations and investigations are under progress.

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Anti Narcotics Force (ANF)
National Park Road, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
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