RAWALPINDI: The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) Pakistan has seized 1.557 tons narcotics worth Rs1.11 billion in the international market, arrested 33 persons involved in drug smuggling and impounded seven vehicles while conducting 22 counter-narcotics strikes across the country.
According to the ANF spokesperson, the seized drugs included 1,548kg hashish, 8.7kg heroin and 750 grammes amphetamine.
The Quetta ANF, acting on a tip-off, placed a check post at Lasbela-Karachi Road strictly checking vehicles proceeding towards Karachi.
A trailer No TLW-381 was intercepted by the ANF team on RCD Road, near Zero Point, Lasbela and recovered 1,500kg hashish.
A person identified as Sohrab, resident of Karachi, was also arrested.
Rawalpindi ANF intercepted a car near Skyways Bus Stop, Faizabad and recovered 3kg hashish. Two accused identified as Ali Raza Qadri and Muhammad Amir, both from Peshawar, were arrested.
ANF seizes 3 tons narcotics worth Rs2.3b in international market
In another operation, Rawalpindi ANF arrested an accused identified as Firdos Khan from Peshawar and recovered 5kg hashish.
He was arrested near Bank Stop, Attock.
In the third operation, Rawalpindi ANF arrested two Nigerian nationals namely Onyedikachukwu Okaibe and Jennifer Ijeoma at New Islamabad International Airport and recovered 1.796kg heroin which was concealed in their trolley bags.
In the fourth operation, Rawalpindi ANF intercepted a car near Kutcheri Chowk, Rawalpindi and recovered 4.5kg hashish, 20 ecstasy pills, a 30-bore pistol with a magazine and four rounds and a Kalashnikov with 10 rounds.
Four accused identified as Aneel Chaudhary from Lahore, Kashif Asghar from Gujranwala, Ahsan Nawaz from Khushab and Syed Ibrar Hussain from Muzaffarabad were arrested.
Lahore ANF arrested two accused identified as Kaneez Fatima and Muhammad Sultan from Bahawalnagar at Faisalabad International Airport and recovered 1.585kg heroin.
ANF seizes 673kg narcotics valuing Rs658.66 million
In another operation, Lahore ANF arrested two accused identified as Muhammad Saleem from Sahiwal and Muhammad Shafique from Faisalabad at Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore and managed to recover 45 capsules weighing 860 grammes of heroin.
In the third operation, Lahore ANF intercepted a Saudi bound parcel at Cargo Complex based at Allama Iqbal international Airport, Lahore and recovered 3.075kg heroin.
In the fourth operation, Lahore ANF recovered 200 grammes of heroin from a woman from Muzaffargarh who was arrested near Shahensha Hotel, Goodar Chowk, Multan-DG Khan Road, Muzaffargarh. In the fifth operation, Lahore ANF arrested an accused Zahid Irfan from Mandi Bahauddin near Government Primary School Lak, Mandibahauddin and recovered 650 grammes of hashish.
In the sixth operation, Lahore ANF arrested an accused identified as Muhammad Ashfaq from Nankana Sahabat Faisalabad International Airport and recovered 470 grammes heroin from his luggage.
Peshawar ANF in three separate operations, arrested three accused namely Dayanullah Khattak, Naqibullah and Anwar Kamal from Karak at Peshawar International Airport and recovered 1.15kg hashish from their hand bags.
Criminals held, narcotics seized
In another operaion, Peshawar ANF arrested an accused identified as Shakeel Ahmed from Mardan at Peshawar International Airport and recovered 750 grammes amphetamine. In the third operation, Peshawar ANF recovered 1.2kg hashish from personal possession of Shamshair Ali Khan from Chitral.
He was arrested near Motorway Toll Plaza, Peshawar while he was travelling in a passenger van.
In the fourth operation, Peshawar ANF intercepted two cars near Pishtakhara Chowk, Ring Road Peshawar and recovered 4.8kg hashish, which was concealed in the front door and driver seat of the cars. Two accused identified as Ali Shah and Shakirullah, both from Peshawar, were arrested during the operation.
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