Anti Narcotics Force mega seizure of 6.7 ton drugs worth Rs 4.1 billion

Islamabad, October 01, 2016 (PPI-OT):ANF seized mega quantity of drugs weighing 6.7 Tons worth Rs 4.1 Billion in International Market in 10 operations carried out across the country. The seized drugs comprised 6.7 Ton Hashish, 3.4 Kg Heroin and 4.4 Kg Opium. The operations also resulted in arrest of 10 persons including a lady involved in drug trafficking and seizure of 2 vehicles in drug smuggling.

ANF Quetta while carrying out two separate intelligence based operations at District Qilla Abdullah and District Chaghi seized 6.7 Ton Hashish. The drug consignments were secretly stocked at two different uninhabited sites. According to details, ANF raided an uninhabited site located at Ghabi Zai, Tehsil Gulistan, District Qilla Abdullah, which resulted in seizure of 6.1 Ton Hashish, while another operation was conducted at Kath Baroth, Tehsil Yak Mach, District Chaghi which led to seizure of 535 Kg Hashish.

As per preliminary investigations, the drug consignments were placed for handing over to some other narcotics gang and were intended to be shifted to some safe location at Coastal Area for smuggling to an unidentified destination. In addition, ANF Quetta also arrested a local drug peddler namely Moula Baksh along with 1.78 Kg Heroin which was found in his possession. He was arrested from Sabzal Road, Quetta.

ANF Lahore Road Check Team captured a Toyota Corolla Car near main Motorway Toll Plaza, Faisalabad and recovered 2.2 Kg Hashish while searching the car. Two drug carriers on board namely Sabir Shah and Muhammad Ghaffar Khan, both residents of Malakand were also arrested during the operation. In another operation, ANF arrested a street drug peddler identified as Muhammad Shahbaz resident of Lahore along with recovery of 2 Kg Hashish. He was arrested near Shalamar Bagh, Lahore.

ANF Peshawar Airport Team during routine profiling at Peshawar Airport intercepted a Jeddah bound passenger named Asif Jan resident of Charsadda, and recovered 660 Gram Heroin concealed in his shoes. He was to board on Shaheen Airline Flight No. NL-721 destined for Jeddah. In another operation, ANF Peshawar Road Check Team during routine checking near main Motorway Toll Plaza, Peshawar intercepted a Suzuki Alto Car and recovered 20.9 Kg Hashish and 4.4 Kg Opium concealed in it.

The operation also led in arrest of two persons on board identified as Said Muhammad Khalid resident of Peshawar and a lady named Saima resident of Charsadda. Yet in other operation, ANF Peshawar Airport Team arrested a passenger named Ali Nawaz resident of Charsadda at Peshawar Airport while he was boarding for Riyadh by Shaheen Airline Flight No. NL-723 and recovered 1 Kg Heroin concealed in his luggage.

ANF Karachi arrested a local drug peddler Ashar Ali resident of Sanghar along with recovery of 2.45 Hashish, which was found in his personal possession. He was arrested near Ayub Hotel, National Highway, Hyderabad City. ANF Karachi arrested another drug peddler identified as Abdul Rasheed along with recovery of 2.4 Kg while carrying out a strike at a drug den being run Bandhani Mohallah, Sukkur. All cases have been registered at respective ANF Police Stations and further investigation is underway.

For more information, contact:
Headquarters,
Anti Narcotics Force (ANF)
National Park Road, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-9270173
Fax: +92-51-9270165
Email: anf@anf.gov.pk
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