Reported by: Ch. Mudassar Iqbal
ANF SEIZED 341 KG DRUGS WORTH RS 642.81 MILLION IN 10 OPERATIONS ARRESTED 17 PERSONS INCLUDING A NIGERIAN NATIONAL AND INTERCEPTED 9 VEHICLES INVOLVED IN DRUG SMUGGLING
Determined to uproot drug menace from the country and the world, Anti Narcotics Force Pakistan seized 341 Kg Narcotics valuing Rs. 642.81 Million internationally, arrested 17 culprits including a Nigerian National and impounded 9 vehicles while conducting 10 counter-narcotic strikes. The seized drugs comprised of 72 Kg Hashish, 19.49 Kg Heroin, 129.4 Kg Opium and 120 Liter HCL.
In an intelligence based operation, ANF Quetta intercepted an unattended Zamyad vehicle from general area of Raje, Tehsil Noukundi, District Chaghai and recovered 50 Kg Opium, 120 Liters HCL and 1x SMG alongwith 2x Magazines and 10x rounds from the said vehicle.
ANF Rawalpindi intercepted three vehicles BMW car, BMW Jeep and Toyota Surf near Motorway Toll Plaza, Islamabad. During search of the vehicles ANF Road Check Team recovered a total of 75.8 Kg Opium and 52.8 Kg Hashish from the said vehicles. Six persons onboard namely Kamran Afridi, Faizan Johar, Abdullah, Anwar Khan, Irfan Afridi and Abdul Manan Jan Hanif all residents of Khyber Agency were arrested during the operation. In another operation, ANF Rawalpindi raided at Peshawar Nursery, National Talent Pool Kheer, H-9, Islamabad and intercepted a Honda civic car, during search of the vehicle ANF recovered 3.5 Kg Heroin which was concealed in driving seat of the said vehicle. Two persons on board namely Falak Sher Alias Sheroo resident of Islamabad and Amir Waseem resident of Rawalpindi were arrested during the operation. In third operation, ANF Rawalpindi intercepted Toyota Surf Hilux near Metro Bus Depot, Service road, H-9, Islamabad and recovered 3 Kg Heroin from front door of the said vehicle. Resultantly two accused persons namely Ch Sohail Masih Athwal and Falak Sher both resident of Islamabad were arrested on the spot. In fourth operation, ANF Rawalpindi intercepted a Vego Double Cabin at Sanjwal Morr, GT Road, Attock and recovered 7.2 Kg Hashish and 1.2 Kg Opium from secret cavities of the said vehicle. An accused namely Munsif Khan resident of Peshawar was arrested during the operation. In fifth operation, ANF Rawalpindi intercepted a UK bound parcel from a private courier office located at Aabpara Market, Islamabad and recovered 1.050 Kg Heroin. In sixth operation, ANF Rawalpindi based on information, intercepted a Toyota Corolla car near Chungi No. 26 Bus Stop, Islambad and recovered 6 Kg Hashish from back side of bumper of the said vehicle. Two persons onboard namely Sheikh Waqar Ali resident of Gujrat and Abid Ali resident of Lahore were arrested on the spot.
ANF Lahore arrested a Nigerian National namely Matthew Amaechi Okoye at Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore and recovered 5.940 Kg Heroin which was concealed in his bag. He was boarding for Nigeria via Doha by flight no. QR-629.
ANF Peshawar in collaboration with FC (North) intercepted a Suzuki Mehran car near Bagyari Check Post, Jamrud, District Khyber and recovered 6 Kg Heroin which was concealed in cylinder gas kit of the said vehicle. A person namely Hayat Ullah resident of District Khyber was arrested on the spot. In another operation, ANF Peshawar arrested two accused identified as Muhammad Irfan Hashmi resident of Lahore and a lady accomplice Khalida Hameed resident of Multan and recovered 2.4 Kg Opium and 6 Kg Hashish from their personal possession. Both were arrested near Motorway Toll Plaza, Peshawar from a passenger van. All cases have been registered at respective ANF Police Stations under CNS Act 1997 and further investigations are underway.