Islamabad – Press Release:
Anti Narcotics Force (ANF) Pakistan has seized 794.836 kg narcotics valuing US $ 47.763 million in international market, arrested 24 culprits and impounded seven vehicles while conducting 21 counter-narcotics strikes throughout the country.
According to an ANF spokesman, the seized drugs comprised 135.376 kg Heroin, 624.700 kg Hashish and 34.760 kg Amphetamine (Ice).
ANF Punjab, Punjab Rangers Kasur handed over an accused person Muhammad Zulfiqar alias Japha resident of Kasur to Police station ANF Lahore with recovery of 1.900 kgs Heroin and a 30 bore pistol. In another operation Police Station Faisalabad raided near Motorway Toll Plaza Faisalabad intercepted a car and recovered 39.600 kgs Hashish.
Accused Sohail Naz Butt resident of Lahore was arrested. In third operation, ANF Lahore intercepted a suspected consignment from international Couriers Service at DHA Lahore which was booked by Shahnawar Ali resident of Lahore to Australia and recovered 976 grams Heroin, which was tactfully concealed in 20 ladies shirts.
ANF Sindh, Police Station Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi conducted a raid at Quetta Bus Stop near Hascol Petrol Pump, Sohrab Goth Super Highway Karachi and recovered six kg Hashish from arrested accused Ezat Ullah & Muhammad Wali residents of Quetta.
ANF KP, Police Station Peshawar in collaboration with Bacha Khan International Airport, Peshawar (BKIAP) ANF Det apprehended an accused Muhammad Irfan resident of District Khyber and recovered 4.760 kg Amphetamine Ice, (Suspected Soaked) in rubber cavity which was tactfully concealed in trolley bag of the arrested accused. As follow up of the case two facilitators, Muhammad Karim & Senab Gul resident of District Khyber were also arrested.
The narco was being smuggled from Bara to Peshawar city. In eighth operation, Police Station Regional Directorate KP intercepted a truck near exit point of Peshawar Motorway, arrested two accused Dost Muhammad & Syed Abdul Wali residents of Qilla Abdullah.
ANF Rawalpindi, Police Station ICT conducted an operation near 26 number Bus Stop, Islamabad and recovered 1.200 kg Hashish from personal possession of accused Tahir resident of Charsadda.
All cases have been registered at respective ANF Police Stations under CNS Act 1997 and further investigations are underway.