Anti Narcotics Force seizes 32 Kg heroin, 90 Kg charas and 2100 litre Acetic Anhydride in 14 operations

Islamabad, August 10, 2015 (PPI-OT): ANF launched 14 operations at various cities of the country, recovering 32 Kg Heroin, 90 Kg Charas and 2100 Litre Acetic Anhydride (a prohibited material). The operations also resulted in arrest of 24 drug offenders including a Nigerian national and seizure of 9 vehicles. The worth of recovered drugs is approximately Rs 436 Million (43 Crore 60 Lac) in International Market.

According to details, ANF Rawalpindi on pursuance of an information, intercepted a Corolla Car Registered No. BA-542 near Kohinoor Mills, GT Road, Rawalpindi and recovered 6 Kg Heroin from the car. Two persons on board including Umair Khan and a Nigerian national named Celestine were taken into custody. As per initial investigations, the seized drug was destined abroad.

ANF Rawalpindi while acting on a tip-off, raided a house in Line No. 9, Gulistan Colony, Rawalpindi and apprehended 4 drug suppliers namely Muhammad Nooh Khan, Sohail Irshad, Wajahat Manzoor and Wajahat Ahmed. Their arrest resulted in recovery 8 Kg Heroin.

ANF Rawalpindi Road Check Team captured a Toyota Corolla Car Registered No. NA-041-ICT near Pirwadhai More, Rawalpindi and arrested 2 occupants of the car namely Abdullah Jan resident of Peshawar and his lady accomplice Nayyar Sultana resident of Chakwal along with recovery of 1 Kg Heroin and 2 Kg Charas.

ANF Rawalpindi Road Check Team raided near Kalar Syedan Chowk, Main GT Road, Rawalpindi and arrested a local drug peddler named Mukhtar Khan resident of Rawalpindi along with 1.2 Kg of Charas, which was found in his personal possession.

ANF Lahore Team captured a Car No LWQ-5907 near Kalma Chowk, Lahore, recovering 11.8 kg Heroin from the car. Three drug carriers Salman Khan resident of Quetta, Naseeb Khan resident of Khyber Agency and Muhammad Shafiq Afridi resident of Islamabad were held during the operation.

ANF Lahore Team while acting on an information seized a Suzuki Car Registered No. RNC-58 near Mianwali City and recovered 3 Kg Charas concealed in it. Three persons identified as Aswad Aamir resident of Peshawar, Syed Mumtaz Ali and Umar Hayat, both residents of Sargodha were taken into custody. As per reports, Charas was being transported to Punjab.

ANF Lahore Team raided near Niazi Bus Stand, Bund Road, Lahore and arrested 2 accused persons along with a vehicle. During search of the vehicle, 6 Kg of Charas recovered from their personal possession. ANF Peshawar Road Check Team intercepted a Suzuki Pickup near Pindi Bypass Road Kohat and recovered 6 Kg Charas. During the operation, an accused namely Abdul Manan was also arrested.

ANF Peshawar Road Check Team during search of a Toyota Hiace No TL-783 near New Toll Plaza, Indus Highway, Kohat, recovered 57.6 Kg Charas hidden in secret cavities made under the floor of the car. An accused on board namely Zar Wali resident of Landi Kotal was also taken in to custody.

ANF Peshawar Road Check Team intercepted a Car Honda Civic No LOF-5197 near Darband Road, Oggi Bazaar, Mansehra and recovered 9.6 Kg Charas from the car. Two accused namely Abid Jan resident of Charsada and Sartaj Khan resident of Mansehra were also arrested during the operation. ANF Peshawar recovered 5 kg Heroin from personal possession of an accused Muhammad Ashraf Qureshi resident of Multan in an operation conducted near Lahore Bus Stand, Peshawar.

ANF Peshawar carried out a raid near Hangu Phatak, Kohat and arrested a drug carrier named Muhammad Ullah resident of Kurram Agency along with 1.2 Kg of Charas. ANF Karachi Team raided narcotics den being run at Pathan Colony, Hyderabad and seized 3.2 Kg Charas, also arresting a drug local peddler Khair Muhammad resident of Sanghar.

ANF Baluchistan in an intelligence led operation, seized a Suzuki Pickup (without Registration No) parked unattended near Akhtarabad, Hazarganji, Western Bypass, Quetta, containing 2100 Litres of Acetic Anhydride. Cases have been registered against all the detainees 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