Anti Narcotics Force seizes 62 Kg drugs in 6 operations, arrest 5 among foreign nationals and a lady smuggler, impound 2 vehicles

Islamabad, August 17, 2015 (PPI-OT): ANF recovered 60 Kg Charas and 2.23 Kg Heroin while launching 6 operations at different cities. The worth of the seized drugs is Rs. 158 Million (15 Crore 80 Lac) approximately in International Market. The operations also resulted in arrest of 5 persons including a Nigerian national and a lady drug carrier, and impounding of 2 vehicles.

ANF Rawalpindi Airport Team during routine profiling at Benazir Bhutto International Airport, Islamabad, detained a Nigerian national named Admoyegun Sunday on suspicion of carrying drugs. During interrogation, the accused confessed of having ingested Heroin filled capsules. He was shifted to Benazir Shaheed Hospital, Rawalpindi for recovery of Heroin capsules. The accused intended to board for Nigeria via Istanbul by Turkish Airline Flight No.TK-711.

ANF Rawalpindi Team in another operation conducted near Tarnol Railway Gate, GT Road, Rawalpindi, arrested a local drug supplier namely Muhammad Naeem and seized Heroin weighing 2 Kg from his personal possession.

Yet in another operation, ANF Rawalpindi Team while acting on a tip-off raided at Ghousia Bus Stand, Pirwadhai Mor, Rawalpindi and arrested a lady drug carrier named Yasmin Bibi along with 1 Kg Charas concealed in her luggage. The lady arrived here from Peshawar to deliver drugs to a local peddler at Rawalpindi.

ANF Peshawar Road Check Team on pursuance of a source information, intercepted a Suzuki Pothohar Jeep near New Toll Plaza, Indus Highway, Kohat. Search of the vehicle led to recovery of 30 Kg Charas, which was concealed in secret cavities created under the floor of the jeep. An occupant of the jeep, named Olas Khan resident of Khyber Agency was taken into custody at the spot.

In another operation launched near New Toll Plaza Indus Highway Kohat, ANF Peshawar Road Check Team, stopped a suspected car Suzuki Liana and recovered 28.8 Kg Charas during the search of the car. Drug was concealed inside the improvised cavities of the car. A person on board named Muzamil Khan resident of Orakzai Agency was also caught during the operation.

ANF Karachi Team seized a UK bound parcel from TCS office Karachi and recovered 230 Gram Heroin tactfully concealed inside 8 cricket balls. The seized parcel was booked from sub office Sialkot. All cases have been registered at respective police stations 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