ANF seizes 794kg drugs worth $47m, arrests 24 in countrywide operations

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Staff Reporter
Islamabad

The Anti Narcotics Force (ANF) Pakistan seized 794.836 kilogram narcotics valuing US $ 47.763 million in international market, arrested 24 culprits and impounded seven vehicles while conducting 21 counter-narcotics strikes throughout the country.

The seized drugs comprised 135.376 kg heroin, 624.700 kg hashish & 34.760 kg amphetamine (Ice).

ANF Punjab, Punjab Rangers Kasur handed over an accused person Muhammad Zulfiqar alias Japha resident of Kasur to Police station ANF Lahore after recovery of 1.900 kg heroin alongwith motorcycle and a 30 Bore Pistol without magazine.

In another operation Police Station Faisalabad raided near Motorway Toll Plaza Faisalabad intercepted a Toyota Corolla car and recovered 39.600 kg hashish which was concealed in secret cavity in back seat of the seized car.

Accused Sohail Naz Butt resident of Lahore was arrested on the spot. In third operation, ANF Lahore intercepted a suspected consignment from international Couriers Service at DHA Lahore which was booked by Shahnawaz Ali resident of Lahore to Australia and recovered 976 grams heroin, which was tactfully concealed in 20 ladies shirts.

In fourth operation, Police Station, Lahore intercepted 1 x suspected consignment from KCS Cargo Service near Faisal Movers Bus Stand Bund Road, Lahore which was booked from Islamabad to Lahore and arrested the recipient Tahir Shahzad. 2.500 kg heroin recovered which was tactfully concealed in nine sweet tin jars.

ANF Sindh, Police Station Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi conducted a raid at Quetta Bus Stop near Hascol Petrol Pump, Sohrab Goth Super Highway Karachi and recovered 6 kg hashish from arrested accused Ezat Ullah & Muhammad Wali residents of Quetta.

In another operation, Police Station Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi conducted an operation at Al Asif Bus Stop Opposite Total Petrol Pump Super Highway Karachi and recovered 3 kg hashish from the personal possession of arrested accused Zia Ullah resident of Quetta.

In third operation, Police Station ANF Korangi, Karachi conducted an operation near Murtaza Chowrangi Landhi, Karachi and recovered 72 kg hashish from the personal possession of arrested accused Bilal Ahmed resident of Pishin & Syed Aziz Ullah resident of Quetta.

ANF KP, Police Station Peshawar in collaboration with Bacha Khan International Airport, Peshawar (BKIAP) ANF Dept apprehended an accused Muhammad Irfan resident of District Khyber and recovered 4.760 kg amphetamine Ice, (Suspected Soaked) in rubber cavity which was tactfully concealed in trolley bag of the arrested accused.

The accused was travelling from Peshawar to Bahrain. As follow up of the case two facilitators Muhammad Karim & Senab Gul resident of District Khyber were also arrested.

In another operation, Police Station Peshawar in collaboration with FC (North), seized 118.800 kg hashish which was kept in plastic sacks near Zerrai Check Post Landi Kotal District Khyber.

In third operation, Police Station, Peshawar in collaboration with FC (North) and seized 180 kg hashish which was kept in plastic sacks near general area at Shin Qamar Tirah Road.

In fourth operation, Police Station DI Khan in collaboration with FC (South) seized 60 kg hashish which was kept in plastic sacks near Bannu Road DI Khan.

In fifth operation, Police Station Kohat in collaboration with FC (South) seized 60 kg hashish which was kept in plastic sacks near Jubba CP District Kurram.

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