ANF prosecutes 424 cases amid 90pc successful conviction rate

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Islamabad—Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) has prosecuted 424 cases during 2016, of which 42 acquitted and 382 were convicted which shows 90 per cent successful conviction rate.
Four death penalties and 81 life imprisonments were also included in total prosecuted cases during the year. This year ANF has frozen Rs 839.7 million of assets, out of which Rs 19.07 million have been forfeited and Rs 6.95 million realized.
Official sources on Tuesday said ANF has also made substantial progress towards its capacity building whereby 547 new recruits has joined ranks, latest body-scanners have been deployed at major airports, mobility has been revamped and ANF Canine & Breeding Centre has met wishful target by providing 44 new dogs.
During the year, ANF has undertaken 280 Demand Reduction Activities events throughout the country.The sources said in addition to existing 145 bedded Drug Treatment
Facilities at Islamabad, Quetta and Karachi, ANF is expanding this facility to 173 more beds at Karachi, Sukkur and Peshawar. The ANF is also looking forward to extend requisite Drug Treatment facilities at all Central Jails at provincial Capitals of country.
ANF has provided free treatment to over 13,000 addict-patients in Hospitals and 1994 addict-prisoner at Adiala Jail, Rawalpindi. The sources said ANF Balochistan has already burned 252 Tons of Narcotics at Quetta while ANF Sindh burned 20 Metric tons of Narcotics at Karachi.
The ANF Balochistan has already upgraded its deployment at Gwadar and further augmenting its intelligence ability, technical capability, mobility and cargo-filtration capacity. Furthermore, ANF Rawalpindi will hold Drug Burning ceremony in next month.
ANF has arranged a ceremony the other day to burn 30 Metric tons of narcotics in Lahore. Meanwhile, under its countrywide campaign, ANF has seized drugs weighing 9.5 tons and arrested 10 persons.
The Force has conducted 11 countrywide operations during which it seized drugs comprised 8.8 ton Hashish, 909 kg Morphine, 2.09 kg Heroin, 2.4 kg Amphetamine and one kg Opium. Two vehicles were also seized during operations.
Giving details of operations here on Tuesday, the ANF said its Quetta Force while carrying out an intelligence led operation seized 8.304 ton Hashish from district Qilla Abdullah.
The drug was stocked at an uninhabited site located at Killi Norak, Tehsil Gulistan, District Qilla Abdullah. Hashish was stuffed in plastic bags. The drug was placed at a cache site for onward transportation to some unidentified location.
ANF Quetta in another intelligence led operation seized 909 kg Morphine from general area of Killi Wokar, Girdi Jungle, District Chagai. Drug was concealed alongside bank of a seasonal stream.—APP

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