Anti Narcotics Force mega seizure of 6.8 tons narcotics worth Rs 4.2 billion

Islamabad, July 15, 2016 (PPI-OT):ANF seized 6.8 Tons of Narcotics worth Rs 4.2 Billion in International Market. The seized narcotics included 6.8 Ton Hashish, 4.28 Kg Heroin, 1.48 Kg Amphetamine and 2.25 Kg Opium. ANF also arrested 34 drug peddlers including a lady and a foreigner. Also seized 8 vehicles during its ongoing countrywide anti drug drive against street drug peddlers while carrying out 25 operations. DG ANF Major General Nasir Dilawar Shah has recently announced to crack down against Street Drug Peddlers and Narcotics Dens in all cities of the country in view of the increasing trend of drug use among the youth in the country.

According to details, ANF Quetta in a successful intelligence led operation seized 6.682 Ton Hashish from District Qilla Abdullah. According to details, the drug consignment was concealed at an uninhabited site located in mountainous area of Killi Suleman Khel, Tehsil Gulistan, District Qilla Abdullah. As per preliminary reports, the drug consignment was intended to be shifted to some safe location situated at coastal area of Balochistan for final dispatch to some unidentified location.

In another operation, ANF Quetta arrested 3 street drug peddlers identified as Habib Ullah, Ahmed Ullah and Aman Ullah, all residents of Quetta and recovered 1 Kg Hashish from their possession. They were arrested near New Shamsabad Hotel, Bypass Road, Quetta.

ANF Rawalpindi arrested a street drug peddler near Car Chowk, Dhoke Chaudhrian, Rawalpindi and recovered 1.2 Kg Heroin from his personal possession. In another operation, ANF Rawalpindi arrested a local drug peddler from Dina Bus Stop, Jhelum and recovered 120 Gram Hashish from his possession. Yet in another operation, ANF Rawalpindi arrested an accused from Mangla Bypass, near Attock Petrol Pump, Dina and recovered 230 Gram Opium from his possession.

The accused was involved in local drug peddling. In fourth operation, ANF Rawalpindi arrested a lady drug peddler along with 600 Gram Heroin. She was arrested from Chah Sultan, Rawalpindi. In fifth operation, ANF Rawalpindi Airport Team arrested a Nigerian National named Ezugwu Christian Chinedu at Benazir International Airport, Islamabad on suspicion of ingested Heroin filled capsules. During interrogation, the accused confessed of having Heroin filled capsules in his belly.

Later on, 1.28 Kg Heroin was recovered from Heroin filled capsules. He intended to board for Abuja via Istanbul by Turkish Airline Flight No TK-711. In sixth operation, ANF Rawalpindi intercepted a Toyota Corolla car near Bagha More, Chak Baili Road, Rawalpindi and recovered 7.5 Kg Hashish concealed in secret cavities of the car. Two persons on board were arrested on the spot. In seventh operation, ANF Rawalpindi recovered 360 Gram Heroin from a drug peddler who was arrested while riding on motorcycle in E-11, Islamabad.

ANF Lahore while acting on a tip-off intercepted a Double Cabin Pick-up and a Suzuki Cultus car near Thokar Niaz Baig, Lahore. Search of the vehicles led to seizure of 36 Kg Hashish, which was concealed in improvised cavities of the vehicles. Three drug traffickers identified as Maqbool Hussain and Malik Muhammad Iqbal Shahid, residents of Faisalabad and Muhammad Ishaq resident of Nankana Sahib were also arrested during the operation.

In another operation, ANF Lahore arrested a local drug peddler Muhammad Habib resident of Faisalabad while he was travelling in a car near Daewoo Bus Terminal Faisalabad, recovering 75 Gram Heroin from his possession. Yet in another operation, ANF Lahore arrested a passenger named Liaqat Masih resident of Multan at Multan Airport, while he was boarding for Taif by Fly Dubai Airlines Flight No. FZ-340 and recovered 1.48 Kg Amphetamine concealed in his luggage.

ANF Karachi on pursuance of an information, raided a premises situated at Abdul Raheem Brohi Goth, Surjani Town, Karachi, seized 132 Kg Hashish and 2 Kg Opium. An accused identified as Abdul Majeed resident of Karachi was also arrested during the operation. As per preliminary investigations, the premises was being used as narcotics den. In another operation, ANF Karachi arrested a street drug peddler named Nisar Ahmed resident of Karachi and recovered 430 Gram Hashish from his possession. The accused was arrested near Daewoo Bus Terminal, Super Highway, Karachi.

Yet in another operation, ANF Karachi arrested a local drug peddler namely Musa resident of Karachi along with 330 Gram Hashish. He was arrested from Coastal Area, Ali Goth, Karachi. In fourth operation, ANF Karachi arrested an accused named Abdul Rashid resident of Malir, involved in local drug peddling and recovered 300 Gram Hashish from his possession. He was arrested Karachi form Rehri Goth, Malir, Karachi.

In fifth operation, ANF Karachi arrested a local drug peddler namely Manzoor Hussain resident of Sukkur near Shaukat Shah Hotel, Memon Mohallah, Goth Baghar Gee, Sukkur and recovered 400 Gram Hashish from his personal possession. In sixth operation, ANF Karachi recovered 250 Gram Hashish while arresting an accused namely Rehmat Ullah. He was arrested from Mirani Muhallah, Bachal Shah Miani, Sukkur.

The accused was involved in drug peddling at street level. In seventh operation, ANF Karachi while raiding at Fruit Mandi, Kela Market, Hyderabad City, arrested a drug peddler named Muhammad Ramzan resident of Hyderabad along with recovery of 630 Gram Hashish. In eighth operation, ANF Karachi arrested Zulfiqar Shah resident of Karachi and recovered 650 Gram Hashish from his possession.

As per reports, the accused was involved in local drug peddling. He was arrested from Chakra Goth, Korangi No. 1, Karachi. In ninth operation, ANF Karachi in a raid conducted near Agha Khan Apartments, G Block, Ghazi Goth, Karachi, arrested a drug peddler named Roshan Ali resident of Malir along with 310 Gram Hashish.

ANF Peshawar arrested a drug peddler identified as Arshad Shahzad resident of Toba Tek Singh and recovered 1 Kg Heroin from his possession. He was arrested from Faisal Movers Bus Stand, Peshawar. After initial investigation, his accomplice named Abdul Qadir resident of Khyber Agency was also arrested from Phase-III Chowk, Peshawar. In another operation, ANF Peshawar arrested a drug carrier Muhammad Qayyum resident of Khyber Agency along with 1.2 Kg Hashish.

He was arrested while travelling in a passenger van near Main Motorway Toll Plaza, Peshawar. Yet in another operation, ANF Peshawar intercepted a Toyota Hiace near Motorway Toll Plaza, Peshawar and recovered 2 Kg Hashish concealed inside the bonnet of the vehicle. A driver of the vehicle identified as named Lal Khan resident of Khyber Agency was also arrested on the spot. In fourth operation, ANF arrested 2 drug peddlers, identified as Saood Khan and Jangraiz, residents of Peshawar and recovered 30 Gram of Hashish from their possession.

They were intercepted while riding on a car near Karkhano Market, Peshawar. In fifth operation, ANF Peshawar apprehended 2 persons namely Sibtain Haider Shah and Faizan Mehmood, residents of Haripur, recovering 130 Gram Hashish from their possession. They were arrested near Dhinda Chowk, Circular Road, Haripur, while travelling on a motorcycle. All cases have been registered at respective ANF Police Stations and further investigations are underway.

For more information, contact:
Headquarters,
Anti Narcotics Force (ANF)
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