Anti Narcotics Force recovered 345 kg narcotics worth Rs 849 million in 10 operations

Islamabad, June 25, 2015 (PPI-OT):ANF in its drive against drug trafficking, launched 10 operations at different cities of the country and recovered 340 Kg Charas, 4.5 Kg Heroin, 700 Gram Ice and 400 Gram Cocaine. ANF also rounded up 24 persons including 9 Nigerian nationals involved in drug trafficking and impounded 3 vehicle being used for drug trafficking. The value of the recovered amounts approximately to Rs. 849 Million in International Market.

According to details, ANF Rawalpindi Road Check Team apprehended a drug carrier identified as Muhammad Israr, resident of Peshawar and recovered 2.4 Kg Charas from his personal possession. He was arrested near Kohinoor Mills, GT Road, Rawalpindi. According to preliminary investigations, he arrived here from Peshawar and intended to deliver drug to a local peddler at Rawalpindi.

ANF Rawalpindi Road Check Team on pursuance of information intercepted a Suzuki Cultus Car Registered No.LEC-590 near Haji Shah Mor, GT Road, Attock and recovered 40 Kg Charas from the secret cavities of the car. Two individuals on board named Mamoon Rasheed resident of Lahore and Abul Hassan resident of Peshawar were arrested on the spot. As per reports, they were trying to smuggle the drugs to Punjab.

ANF Lahore in various intelligence led operations, arrested 9 Nigerian nationals from different areas of Lahore. The Nigerian nationals were identified as Ebuka, George, Ermerla Johan, Ogugua, Jack, Chima, Basil, Friday and Sunday. They were taken into custody from Ferozepur Road, Walton Road, Temple Road, Maka Colony and Canal Road Lahore. The operation resulted in recovery of 3.7 Kg Heroin and 400 Gram Cocaine from their personal possession.

ANF Lahore Airport Team during routine profiling at Allama Iqbal International Airport, apprehended a passenger namely Muhammad Sohail resident of Lahore and recovered 250 Gram Heroin from his shoes. He intended to travel to Colombo by Mihin Lanka Airline Flight No. MJ-186. ANF Lahore in an operation conducted near Abdullah Express Bus Stand, Band Road Lahore, held a drug carrier named Qaseem Khan resident of Peshawar and recovered 3 Kg Charas from his personal possession. Reportedly, the accused reached here at Lahore to supply drugs a local drug peddler.

ANF Lahore Team while acting on a tip-off, arrested 2 local drug suppliers from area of Gagrah Soling Sher Shah, Multan and recovered 1 Kg Charas from their personal possession. ANF Peshawar Road Check Team intercepted a motorcycle near Caltex Petrol Pump, Ring Road Peshawar and recovered 6 Kg of Charas from the riders of the bike, identified as Ghani-ur-Rehman and Shah Muhammad, residents of Khyber Agency. As per reports, they were involved in supply of drugs to nearby localities.

ANF Karachi Road Check Team seized a Suzuki Mehran Car registered No. AZP-426 near Hyderabad Railway Station and recovered 20.8 Kg Charas and 180 bottles of liquor from the car. Three accused on board namely Mukhtiar Ali, Farooq ul Haq and Muhammad Ali were arrested on the spot. ANF Karachi on pursuance of an intelligence report, raided a premises situated in the area of in Orangi Town, Karachi and seized 267 Kg Charas from the premises. Two accused namely Sher Dil and Dost Ali were also arrested during the operation.

ANF Karachi Airport Team apprehended a passenger identified as Zafar Gul resident of Hangu at Jinnah International Airport Karachi and recovered 600 Gram Heroin and 700 Gram Ice concealed in his trolley bag. The accused intended to take off for Damam via Masqat by Oman Air Flight No. WY-324. Cases have been registered against all the detainees at respective ANF Police stations and further investigations are underway.

For more information, contact:
Anti Narcotics Task Force (ANTF)
Minister for Narcotics Control
Tel: +92-51-9260535
Fax: +92-51-9260208