The Anti Narcotics Force (ANF) Pakistan seized 3.98 ton narcotics valuing US$ 148.75 million internationally, arrested 23 culprits and impounded 11 vehicles while conducting 23 counter-narcotics strikes throughout the country. The seized drugs comprised of 3860.9 kg hashish, 93.458 kg heroin, 22.280 kg methamphetamine (Ice) and 3.6 kg opium.
The ANF Balochistan, Police Station ANF Quetta intercepted a Toyota land cruiser near Bakra Mandi situated at Killi Umer Daraz, Airport Road, Quetta and recovered 13.000 kg hashish during search of the said vehicle. An accused namely Muhammad Naeem resident of Kuchlak was arrested on the spot. In another operation, the staff of Police Station Regional Directorate Balochistan recovered 1500 kg hashish from Killi Daman, tehsil Gulistan, district Qilla Abdullah. As per initial information, the said drugs were stored for handing over to some other narco gang.
In third operation, Police Station ANF Hub intercepted a motorcycle at RDC Road opposite petrol pump in Hub city, District Wadh and recovered 1.500 kg hashish from personal possession of the arrested accused namely Ahmed Khan resident of Khuzdar. In fourth operation, Police Station Regional Directorate Balochistan recovered 1727 kg hashish stored at Killi Pinkal, tehsil Gulistan, district Qilla Abdullah. In fifth operation, the staff of Police Station ANF Punjgur intercepted an unattended Honda Motorcycle near Football Chowk, Gharmakan, district Panjgur and recovered 10 kg hashish from the motorcycle.
The ANF Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, on a tip-off, Police Station Regional Directorate Peshawar in collaboration with FC KP (North), Khyber Rifles intercepted a United motorcycle near Shaikh Khan check post, Khyber and recovered 2.400 kg hashish from personal possession of the two arrested accused namely Zubair & Hashmat both residents of Peshawar.
As per initial information the drugs were being smuggled from Bara to Peshawar. In another operation, ANF KP on a tip-off, Police Station ANF Peshawar in collaboration with FC KP North, Chitral Scouts seized 25 kg opium from bushes on road side near Nakkai check post Number 3.
In third operation, Police Station ANF Peshawar intercepted Hino truck at Kohat Road and recovered 439.200 kg hashish which was concealed in bags of wheat grain loaded on truck. Resultantly, two accused persons namely Noor Qadir & Sakhi Noor Khan both residents of Miran Shah were arrested on the spot. In fourth operation, Police Station Regional Directorate ANF KP in collaboration with FC KP (North), Khyber Rifles raided near Shalobar Check Post and seized 2.4 kg hashish.