Anti Narcotics Force launches 6 operations, foil bids to smuggle drugs

Islamabad, February 01, 2016 (PPI-OT):ANF in its drive against drug trafficking carried out 6 operations at Rawalpindi, Lahore, Peshawar and Karachi, which led to seizure of 37.5 Kg Heroin, 4000 Psychotropic Tablets and 14.5 Kg Hashish. ANF also held 7 offenders involved in drug trafficking and impounded 2 vehicles during the operations. Most of the recovered Heroin was being transported abroad. The value of seized drug is Rs 275 Million in International Market.

According to details, ANF Rawalpindi on pursuance of information captured a Suzuki Premio Car at Kohinoor Mills Bus Stop, GT Road, Rawalpindi and recovered 10 Kg Heroin concealed in improvised cavities of the car. Two drug carriers on board identified, as Irfan Ullah and Roamn Durrani both residents of Peshawar were taken into custody.

ANF Lahore Airport Team intercepted a UK bound shipment at air cargo office, Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore and recovered 6.5 Kg Heroin concealed inside the cartons containing garments. After initial investigations, 2 individuals namely Uzair Khurshid and Aman Ullah resident of Lahore were taken into custody.

ANF Lahore Road Check Team while searching of a Hino Truck near Sher Shah Toll Plaza, Multan, recovered 11.7 Kg Hashish from roof cabin of the truck. An occupant of the vehicle named Habib Ullah was also taken into custody on the spot.

ANF Peshawar apprehended an accused namely Mari Khel resident of Khyber Agency near Motorway Toll Plaza, Peshawar, while he was travelling in a passenger van bound from Peshawar to Rawalpindi and recovered 2.8 Kg Hashish from his personal possession.

ANF Karachi Seaport Team during an intelligence led operation intercepted a container at Pakistan International Container Terminal, Seaport Karachi, and seized 21 Kg Heroin tactfully concealed inside cartons containing Mehndi. The container was being dispatched to Sri Lanka.

ANF Karachi Airport Team, apprehended a detained a passenger namely Shabir Hussain resident of Karachi at Jinnah International Airport, Karachi. The search of his luggage led to seizure 4000 Xanax Tablets (1.17 Kg), which were concealed in a thermos. The accused was to fly for Sharjah by Air Arabia Flight No G9 548. All cases have been registered at respective ANF Police Stations and further investigation is underway.

For more information, contact:
Headquarters,
Anti Narcotics Force (ANF)
National Park Road, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-9270173
Fax: +92-51-9270165
Email: anf@anf.gov.pk
Website: www.anf.gov.pk