9.551 ton narcotics seized

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Islamabad

Anti Narcotics Force (ANF) has conducted nine countrywide operations and seized huge cache of drugs weighing 9.551 ton amounting to Rs 24.76 billion internationally. The force also rounded up seven persons during operations involved in drug trafficking and impounded four vehicles being used in transportation of drugs.
The seized drugs comprised 5793.5 Kg opium, 2246.3 Kg heroin and 1511.2 Kg hashish. The ANF Quetta in three separate mega intelligence based operations carried out at Qilla Abdullah and Panjgur, seized 9.539 ton narcotics.
According to details, the ANF raided a desolate site located at Killi Norak Suleman Khel, Tehsil Gulistan, District Qilla Abdullah, seizing 5793 Kg opium concealed in a seasonal stream. Moreover, 2246 Kg heroin was seized as a result of another intelligence based operation conducted at an uninhabited site situated at Killi Haji Khan Roghani, Tehsil & District Qilla Abdullah. The drug were stuffed in plastic bags.
As per preliminary reports, the drug consignments were stocked for handing over to another narcotics gang for shifting to some unidentified destination. Further, yet in another operation the ANF Quetta intercepted a Truck (without number) on Sorab, Panjgur Road, near Sabzaab Tehsil and District Panjgur and recovered 1500 Kg hashish concealed inside the truck.—APP