Anti Narcotics Force recovered 42 kg charas and 6.7 kg heroin in 10 operations arrested 20 persons involved in drug trafficking and seized 3 vehicles

Islamabad, June 11, 2015 (PPI-OT): ANF launched 10 operations in different parts of the country and recovered 42 Kg Charas and 6.7Kg Heroin. During these operations, ANF also arrested 20 persons involved in drug trafficking and seized 3 vehicles being used in drug trafficking. The worth of recovered drugs amounts approximately Rs 143.6 Million in International Market.

According to details, ANF Rawalpindi Team in an information based operation conducted in G-13 and F-10 areas of Islamabad, arrested 3 local drug peddlers named Nasir Ashfaq, Yasir Ashfaq, residents of Islamabad and Muhammad Shah, resident of Hangu. The operation resulted in recovery of 1.5 Kg Charas, which was found in their personal possession.

As per initial investigations, they were involved in drug supply at McDonalds and KFC, situated in Islamabad. ANF Rawalpindi Road Check Team while acting on a source information, stopped a Toyota Fielder Car Registered No. YG-306 at Dina Bus Stop, GT Road, Jhelum and recovered 4 Kg Heroin from the vehicle. Two accused on board including Asif Mehmood and his wife Naseem Akhtar, resident of Rawalpindi were arrested on the spot.

ANF Rawalpindi Road Check Team during search of a passenger bus near Iqbal Shaheed, Toll Plaza, Attock, recovered 8 Kg Charas from possession of 2 persons, namely Riaz Hussain, resident of Peshawar and Sher Afzal, resident of Swat. As per initial investigations, the accused are professional drug carriers and were trying to smuggle the drugs to Punjab.

ANF Rawalpindi while acting on a tip-off, intercepted a motorcyclist, identified as Shabir Khan, resident of Khyber Agency, near Iqbal Shaheed Toll Plaza, Attock and recovered 3 Kg Charas and 500 Gram Heroin tactfully concealed beneath the seat of motorcycle. The motorcycle registered No FD-9410-Peshawar was also seized during the operation. ANF Rawalpindi Road Check Team on pursuance of an intelligence report, seized a Toyota Hiace registered No. LES-5582 near Koh-i-Noor Mills GT Road Rawalpindi.

Detailed search of the vehicle led to recovery of 3.75 Kg Charas and 1.25 Kg Heroin. Drugs were concealed in different parts of the vehicle. 3 persons on board, identified as Zaheer Ahmed resident of Peshawar, Hazrat Shah resident of Charsadda and Awal Gull resident of Khyber Agency were held during the operation. As per preliminary investigation, the accused intended to deliver the drugs to local drug sellers at Rawalpindi City.

ANF Peshawar Road Check Team during routine checking near Bittani Abad, Tank Road, D.I. Khan, stopped a passenger bus and arrested a person, identified as Muhammad Khizar Hayat, resident of D.I. Khan along with recovery of recovery of 1 Kg Heroin from his personal possession. ANF Karachi Team held 2 local drug suppliers, identified as Zar Wali Khan and Niaz Wali and recovered 1.05 Kg Charas from their personal possession.

They were arrested near Bangash Hotel, Nazimabad, Esa Nagri, Karachi, whole going for drug delivery to some nearby locality. ANF Karachi Team conducted an operation near Dua Hotel, Mari Pur Road, West Karachi and arrested 2 drug traffickers named Fazal-ur-Rehman and Zia-ud-Din, residents of Qilla Abdullah and recovered 13 Kg Charas from their personnel possession. As per initial information, they were involved in supply of drugs to nearby areas.

ANF Karachi Team arrested 3 local drug peddlers near Jamshoro Phatak, Jamshoro City and recovered 5.3 Kg Charas from their personal possession. The arrested accused were identified as Muhammad Aslam Mahesar, Talib Hussain Zardari and Doda, all residents of Jamshoro. ANF Karachi arrested a drug seller namely Abdul Ghafoor, resident of Karachi from area of Jeti Rehri Goth, Malir, Karachi and recovered 6.5 Kg Charas concealed in his luggage. Cases have been registered against all detainees and further investigations are under process.

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