ANF seizes 2077kg drugs, arrests 40

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Islamabad

The Anti Narcotics Force Pakistan seized 2077 kilogram narcotics worth 3.75 billion rupees in international market, arrested 40 drug peddlers including five ladies and impounded 13 vehicles in 24 counter-narcotic strikes conducted across the country.
The seized drugs included 773.86 kg hashish, 72.35 kg heroin, 357.8 kg opium, 864 kg bhang, 2.79 kg Methamphetamine (Ice), 50 gram cocaine and 6.4 kg suspected chemical.
According to details, the ANF Quetta conducted an intelligence based operation at general area of Killi Nowrak Suleman Khel, tehsil Gulistan district Qilla Abdullah and recovered 691 kg hashish from the area. According to preliminary reports, the recovered drugs were hidden for handing over to another narcotics gang.
The ANF Rawalpindi arrested an accused person namely Waheed Asghar Khan, a resident of Attock and recovered 1.050 kg hashish from his personal possession.
He was arrested near Govt High School Sheenbagh, Post Office Sarwala, Attock. In another operation, the ANF Rawalpindi intercepted a Suzuki Alto car near Chungi No. 26 Bus Stop, Islamabad and recovered 15 kg heroin from secret cavities of the said vehicle. Three persons onboard namely Pervaiz, resident of district Khyber of KP, Hanzala Bacha and Syed Muhammad Ali, both residents of Peshawar were arrested during the operation.
In third operation, the ANF Rawalpindi intercepted a Bedford Truck near Haji Shah Bus Stop, GT Road, Attock and recovered 28 kg opium from secret cavities of the said vehicle.—INP