ANF recovers over 172kg drugs, arrests seven

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Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) Pakistan while conducting four counter-narcotics operations seized over 172 kg narcotics and arrested seven accused, said an ANF Headquarters spokesman. He informed that the ANF Khyber Pakhtunkhwa arrested two drug suppliers, residents of Khyber allegedly involved in supplying drugs to the students of educational institutions from Peshawar Hayatabad Ring Road and recovered over 4.8 kg charras.

In another raid near Swabi Toll Plaza, the ANF recovered 50.4 kg charras and 15.6 kg opium from a truck and arrested two accused residents of Upper Dir and Chitral. Two drug smuggling bids from Peshawar to Lahore were foiled and the ANF recovered 49.2 kg charras and 31.2 kg opium from a car near Kala Shah Kaku Interchange and netted an accused resident of Peshawar. Similarly, 19.2 kg charras and 1.8 kg opium were recovered from secret cavities of a car intercepted near Ravi Toll Plaza.

Two drug smugglers residents of Charsada and Nowshera were also sent behind the bars. The spokesman said that separate cases have been registered against the accused while further investigations are under process. Yesterday, ANF recovered drugs and hashish worth billion of rupees in multiple raids across the country. The ANF received tip-offs that a huge quantity of drugs had been secretly stored in various areas of Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). ANF teams conducted multiple raids across the country following this information.

In Islamabad, the raid was conducted near Java Chowk where 200 drug-filled pills had been recovered. The pills had to be supplied to students of educational institutes in the capital. In Balochistan, 100 kilograms of drugs hidden in an under-construction building in Gwadar were seized by ANF. The stock was to be smuggled abroad, stated ANF officials. Along with this, ANF also recovered another 50kgs of drugs from Angoor Ada in South Waziristan’s district of KP.

The fourth raid by ANF was carried out in Qilla Abdullah district of Balochistan where more than 30kgs hashish was recovered from drug peddlers. In two operations at Peshawar Airport, more than six kgs ice-meth was seized by ANF; which was to be smuggled to Jeddah. Another smuggling attempt was foiled by ANF at Rawalpindi Airport, after around one kg of hashish was recovered from the luggage of a passenger who had to fly to Abu Dhabi.—INP