Islamabad, August 25, 2015 (PPI-OT): ANF in 5 operations, seized huge quantity of drugs worth Rs 3.4 Billion approximately in International Market. The seized drugs included 2.6 Ton Opium and 8.7 Kg Hashish. The operations also resulted in arrest of 8 persons including 2 ladies involved in drug trafficking and impounded a vehicle. Most of the seized drugs were intended to be smuggled abroad.
ANF Quetta launched a successful intelligence led operation at Qilla Abdullah and seized 2597 Kg Opium. According to details, drug consignment was hidden at a desolate site situated in the area of Killi Sheikh Haji, Tehsil and District Qilla Abdullah. Opium was packed in 82 fruit boxes, each containing 31-32 Kg Opium. According to preliminary information, drug was placed for handing over to another narcotics gang for further disposal. The drug consignment was to be shifted at some safe location at costal belt, and later on, it was to be dispatched to some foreign destination across the sea.
ANF Rawalpindi while acting on a source information, arrested a local drug supplier named Noor Ahmed Khan and recovered 1.5 Kg Hashish from his personal possession. He was arrested in an operation conducted near Karachi Hotel, Pirwadhai Bus Stand, Rawalpindi.
ANF Peshawar Road Check Team intercepted a Rawalpindi bound passenger van near Motorway Toll Plaza, Peshawar and arrested 2 lady drug carriers along with 2.4 Kg Opium and 7.2 Kg Hashish, which was concealed in their luggage. The accused were identified as Anam Ishfaq and Nazia Parveen, residents of Islamabad.
ANF Peshawar in another operation near PSO Petrol Pump, Ring Road, Peshawar, captured a Toyota Corolla Car Registered No.QB-685 and recovered 450 Gram Cocaine from occupants of the car, identified as Malik Khan, Sardar Alam, Jamshed Khan and Mukthar, all residents of Khyber Agency.
Yet in another operation, ANF Peshawar Airport Team during routine profiling at Peshawar Airport, detained a passenger named Adam Khan resident of Peshawar who confessed of having Heroin filled capsules in his belly. The accused was boarding for Dubai by Air Blue Airline Flight No.PA-610. All cases have been registered at respective ANF Police Stations and further investigation is under way.
For more information, contact:
Anti Narcotics Task Force (ANTF)
Minister for Narcotics Control