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Anti Narcotics Force recovers 175 kg drugs, arrests 15 persons and seizes 7 vehicles in 9 operations

Rawalpindi, January 18, 2017 (PPI-OT):Anti Narcotics Force Pakistan recovered huge cache of narcotics weighing 1 75 Kg worth Rs 58 million in international market in 9 operations carried out at Attock, Lahore, D. I. Khan, Peshawar, Hyderabad and Karachi while arrested 1 5 persons involved in drug smuggling and seized 7 vehicles . The recovered drugs comprised 164.3 Kg Hashish and 11.3 Kg Heroin. According to details, ANF Rawalpindi while acting on a tip-off intercepted a Suzuki Mehran car near Burhan Interchange, GT Road, Attock and recovered 10.8 Kg Hashish on search of the car.

Two drug carriers namely Muhammad Siraj and Sardar Khan Residents of Peshawar were arrested during the operation. In another operation ANF Rawalpindi arrested a motorcyclist identified as Qarar Ahmed resident of Attock while he was travelling near Shah an Chowk, Attock Basal Road, Attock and recovered 1.5 Kg Hashish from his possession. As per reports, the accused was involving d in distribution of drugs at local level.

ANF Lahore Airport Team detained a suspected passenger identified as Muhammad Asif resident of Gujranwala at Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore, recovering 3 Kg Heroin concealed in his luggage. The accused was to board for Netherland via Doha by Qatar Airline Flight No. QR-821. In another operation, ANF Lahore during routine checking near Kot Abdul Malik Motorway Interchange, Lahore intercepted a car and arrested Raheel Abbasi resident of Rawalpindi and Waqar Ali resident of Karachi on recovery of 5 Kg Hashish seized from their car.

ANF Peshawar on pursuance of information intercepted a Hino Truck near PSO Petrol Pump, Chashma Road, and D.I.Khan. Search of the vehicle led to seizure of 130 Kg Hashish concealed inside the body of the truck. A person on board namely Mir Muhammad resident of Attock was arrested on the spot. In another operation, ANF Peshawar while intercepting a Suzuki Alto car near Motorway Chowk, Ring Road, Peshawar recovered 15 Kg Hashish concealed in improvised cavities of the car.

Three persons identified as Ali Khan, Ahmed Khan and Noor Nabi resident of Khyber Agency were also arrested during the operation. ANF Karachi arrested a local drug peddler identified as Imdad Ullah Pitafi while he was riding on a motor cycle near Zeal Pak Factory, Hyderabad City and recovered 2 K g Hashish from his personal possession. In another operation, ANF Karachi arrested a passenger named Rameez Raja Sheikh resident of Karachi at Jinnah International Airport, Karachi and recovered 800 gram Heroin concealed in his shoes.

The arrested passenger intended to Fly for Bangkok by Thai Airways Flight No. TG-342. Yet in another operation ANF intercepted a Toyota Corolla car at Pehalwan Goth Kara chi and recovered 3.6 Kg Heroin concealed in it. A person on board namely Syed Mazhar Abbas was also arrested during the operation. On pointation of arrested accused ANF , raided a Rahim Apartments situated , Pehalwan Goth Area, Karachi and recovered 900 Gram Heroin , also arresting accused identified as Saqib Ashraf.

On further follow up operation, ANF raided a Home located at Mohallah Area R – 33/ C, Korangi, Karachi and seized 3 Kg Heroin from the premises along with arrest of 3 persons identified as Muhammad Nasir, Waheed ur Rehman and Syed Mazhar Hussain. The operation also resulted in seizure of machine being used for manufacturing of Heroin filled capsules. All cases have been registered at respective ANF Police Stations under CNS Act 1997 an d further investigations are underway .

For more information, contact:
Anti Narcotics Force (ANF)
National Park Road, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-9270173
Fax: +92-51-9270165
Email: anf@anf.gov.pk
Website: www.anf.gov.pk

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