Anti Narcotics Force seizes 42 Kg narcotics, held 13 including 2 foreign nationals and impounded 4 vehicles in 8 operations

Islamabad, August 04, 2015 (PPI-OT):ANF recovered 16.5 Kg Heroin, 18.6 Kg Charas and 7.2 Kg Opium in 8 operations launched across the country. During the operations, ANF also arrested 13 drug traffickers including 2 foreign nationals and impounded 4 vehicles. The worth of recovered drugs is approximately Rs 159.5 Million in International Market.

According to details, ANF Rawalpindi Airport Team in collaboration with ASF, detained a passenger named Syed Tariq Hussain resident of Peshawar at Benazir Bhutto International Airport, Islamabad. During search of his luggage, 7.2 Kg Heroin was recovered from his passenger bag. He was boarding for Abidjan via Qatar by Qatar Airline Flight No.QR-617.

ANF Rawalpindi in an information based operation, seized a drug carrier named Fahad resident of Charsada along with recovery of 5 Kg Charas found in his personal possession. He was taken into custody from Faizabad Bus Stop, Rawalpindi. As per reports, the accused arrived here from Peshawar to hand over drug to some local peddler.

ANF Rawalpindi on pursuance of an information held Muzamil Shah and his lady accomplice namely Razia Perveen, residents of Mardan along with recovery of 2.4 Charas from their personal possession. They were arrested near Ghausia Bus Stand, Pirwadhai More, Rawalpindi. As per preliminary investigations, they came from Peshawar to hand over drugs to some local peddler at Rawalpindi.

ANF Rawalpindi in an operation conducted near Kohinoor Mills, Peshawar Road, Rawalpindi, recovered 7.2 Kg Opium and 3.3 Kg Charas from personal possession of 2 accused including Aman Ullah Khan and Rehman Gul, residents of Khyber Agency.

ANF Lahore Team during routine road checking near Welcome Petroleum Service, Talagang Road, Mianwali, intercepted 2 cars including Toyota Corolla Car No. LOX-1401 and Nissan Car No.LEE-8786 and recovered 4 Kg Heroin from the cars. Three occupants of the car namely Hanif Khan, Atta Ullah, residents of Swabi and Tayyab Rasool resident of Lahore were taken into custody. According to information, drug was being transported to Lahore.

ANF Peshawar Road Check Team intercepted an Auto Rikshaw near Bus Stop Garhi, Tehsil Havelian, Abbottabad and arrested a local drug supplier namely Zubair Hussain Shah, a local resident. His arrest resulted in recovery of 1.9 Kg Charas.

ANF Peshawar Road Check Team while acting on a tip-off, captured a Suzuki Pick-up at Rawalpindi Bypass, Kohat. During search of the vehicle, 6 Kg Charas concealed in inside the car was recovered, while an occupant of the Suzuki Pickup named Abdul Manan resident of Kohat was also apprehended during the operation. According to initial information, he was heading towards Rawalpindi for delivery of drugs to a local drug supplier.

ANF Peshawar Airport Team arrested a Nigerian National named Onyeazonwa Martins accompanied by a Zambian Lady Tendo Vevah on suspicion of carrying drugs. During search of their luggage, 5.3 Kg Heroin was seized. The accused were to take off for Abidjan and South Africa respectively via Bahrain by Gulf Airline Flight No.GF-785. 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