Islamabad, May 06, 2014 (PPI-OT): ANF conducted 8 operations in Balochistan, KPK and Punjab , recovered 1958 Kgs Opium, 15.4 Kgs Charas , 0.8 Kgs Heroin and arrested 5 persons. Recovered drugs are estimated approximately Rs 4 billion in international market. Moreover ANF Quetta launched crackdowns and destroyed 345 acres of cultivated Poppy Crop.
According to details, ANF Quetta recovered 1947 Kgs Opium from foothills of Shin Pahari, Tehsil Beshore, District Pishsin. The consignment was expected to be moved to Punjab via Zhob. The culprits escaped after seeing approaching vehicles of ANF.
ANF Quetta in a crackdown in collaboration with other Law Enforcement Agencies, destroyed Poppy Crop cultivated on 38 Acres in Khushaba Samsuzai, 32 Acres in Kili Amanullah Saran, 27 Acres in Kili Shazada Shamuzai and 20 Acres in Kili Badezai. A team comprising 124 persons along with 4 tractors and 15 vehicles participated in operation.
AN F Quetta launched another Poppy Destruction operation in Tehsil Gulistan. The operational team comprised 118 officials along with vehicles participated in the operation. Aerial support was provided by ANF Helicopter.
During the operation destruction of poppy was carried out at 20 Acres in Mouza Norak Suleman Khel, 49 Acres in Moza Sehgai, 69 Acres in Khushaba Samsuzai, 38 Acres in Kili Amanullah Saran, 32 Acres in Kili Shazada Shamuzai and 20 Acres in Kili Badezai.
ANF Peshawar Road Check Team arrested an accused namely Shahid Hussain s/o Ghulam Hussain r/o Orakzai Agency at collective check post, Indus Highway Kohat and recovered 1.2 kg Charas from his personal possession. ANF Lahore arrested Sajjad Ur Rehman r/o Kohat and recovered 4.8 Kgs Opium from his possession. He was arrested near Nizai Bus stand, Band Road, Lahore.
ANF Lahore arrested Muhammad Ahmed alias Taajo s/o Hussain Baig r/o Sheikhupura and recovered 6 Kgs Opium and 6 Kgs Charas from his possession. He was arrested near Awan Petroleum and Service Saraye Munhall, Pattoki Road, District Kasur, while travelling on Motorcycle Registered No. LEQ – 12 A – 8468.
ANF Lahore arrested Abdul Khaliq s/o Gul r/o Khyber Agency and Rakhi alias Rukhsana w/o Faheem r/o Peshawar and recovered 8.400 Kgs Charas from their possession, which was packed in 7 packets, each weighing 1200 Grams. They were arrested near Abdullah Travels Bus stand, Band Road, Lahore, while travelling on Toyota Corolla Car No. ZC – 656 – ICT.
ANF Lahore intercepted a parcel destined to UK and recovered 800 grams of Heroin. Drugs were concealed in 81x menu cards of restaurant. Cases have been registered in ANF Police stations and further investigations are under process.
For more information, contact:
Anti Narcotics Task Force (ANTF)
Minister for Narcotics Control