Islamabad, August 23, 2015 (PPI-OT):ANF thwarted several attempts to smuggle drugs during 11 countrywide operations conducted at various cities of the country and seized 132.6 Kg drugs worth Rs 686 Million approximately in International Market. The seized drugs included 92 Kg Heroin and 40.6 Kg Charas. ANF also detained 16 persons including 2 ladies involved in drug trafficking, while impounded 3 vehicles. Most of the seized drugs were intended to be dispatched at foreign destinations.
According to details, ANF Karachi Sea Port Team carried out a successful intelligence led operation and intercepted a shipment containing water dispensers at International Container Terminal, Port Qasim, Karachi. During thorough search of the shipment, recovered 86 Kg Heroin concealed inside the 43 water dispensers.
The shipment was destined for Ivory Coast. Three suspected persons suspected to be involved in the crime were also taken into custody. ANF Rawalpindi Airport Team on pursuance of an intelligence report, conducted an operation at car parking area of Benazir Bhutto International Airport, Islamabad and detained a passenger namely Muhammad Zulqarnain Sohail resident of Faisalabad. Detailed search of his luggage resulted in recovery of 6 Kg Heroin. Heroin was concealed in a trolley bag. The accused intended to take off for Abidjan (Ivory Coast) via Qatar by Qatar Airline Flight No.QR 617.
ANF Rawalpindi during routine checking near Varan Bus Stand, Adam Jee Road, Rawalpindi Cantt, stopped a Suzuki Mehran Car Registered No. LEB-9281 and recovered 3 Kg Charas during the search of the car. Two individuals on board named Jibran Masih and Oom Parkash, both residents of Rawalpindi were taken into custody. As per initial reports, they were involved in supply of drugs at local level.
ANF Rawalpindi Road Check Team on pursuance of an information, seized a Suzuki Pickup Registered No. W-3463 Peshawar at Fatejang Motorway Interchange, Tehsil Fatehjang, Attock and recovered 7 Kg Charas from the vehicle. According to information, drug was being supplied to nearby areas for local consumption. An accused namely Sajid Khan (driver of the vehicle) resident of Khyber Agency was arrested at the spot.
ANF Rawalpindi Team while acting on an intelligence report intercepted a Hiace Van Registered No. LES 4703 near Ghousia Bus Stand, Pirwadhai More, GT Road Rawalpindi. Detailed search of the vehicle led recovery of 7 Kg Charas concealed in it. Four accused named Noor Ahmed (a technician at PAF Chaklala), Inam-ul-Haq (cashier in Resource Management Centre Islamabad), Wahid Muhammad (driver of the vehicle) and Jalal (helper) were apprehended during the operation. As per preliminary investigations, Charas was transported from KPK and was intended to be delivered to some local drug peddlers at Rawalpindi.
ANF Rawalpindi Team seized a consignment comprising small tables at Al-Zohaib Cargo office Airport Road, Rawalpindi and recovered 250 Gram Heroin concealed inside the consignment. As per details the consignment was booked by Muhammad Afzal resident of Gujrat and was intended to be received by an individual named Haider Ali residing at Litton, England. ANF Lahore while intercepting a consignment consisting of 2 cartons of menu catalogues at an office of the local courier service company based at Lahore, recovered Heroin tactfully concealed inside the coating of the pages of said catalogues.
Exact quantity of the drug is yet to be determined. As per information, the consignment was booked by a resident of Mansehra named Chan Pir and was destined for Maldives. ANF Lahore, Sialkot Team raided a bus stop near PSO Petrol Pump, Gujranwala Road, Daska, Sialkot and arrested a local drug supplier along with 4 Kg Charas concealed in his luggage.
ANF Peshawar Road Check Team while acting on a tip-off arrested 2 lady drug carriers namely Kauser and Anie and recovered 14.4 Kg Charas from their personal possession. Charas was concealed in their luggage. They were arrested near main motorway toll plaza, Peshawar while travelling on a passenger van bound for Rawalpindi.
ANF Peshawar Road Check Team searched a passenger van near Kacha Pakka, Kohat and arrested an accused namely Said Janan resident of Khyber Agency along with 8.4 Kg Charas. Reportedly, drug was being transported to Punjab for local use. ANF Karachi in an operation conducted in the area of Siraj colony, Nazimabad, Karachi and recovered 3.8 Kg Charas from a local drug paddler named Muhammad Rafique. All cases have been registered at respective police stations and further investigations are under process.
For more information, contact:
Anti Narcotics Task Force (ANTF)
Minister for Narcotics Control