Islamabad, August 31, 2015 (PPI-OT): ANF carried out 10 successful operations at different parts of the country and recovered huge cache of narcotics worth Rs 12.48 Billion approximately in International Market. The seized drugs included 5.17 Ton Charas, 10 Kg Heroin and 3 Kg Opium, while arrested 11 drug offenders including 2 ladies and impounded 2 vehicles. Most of the recovered drugs were destined abroad.
ANF Quetta in an intelligence led operation seized 5166 Kg Charas (Garda) from uninhabited area of Tehsil Gulistan, District QiIla Abdullah. According to details, the drug consignment comprised 101 plastic sacks, each containing 51 Kg of Charas. The drug was stocked at a desolate site situated in the cuttings of mountainous terrain far away from the populated area.
As per initial information, the drug was placed at a cache site for handing over to another narcotics gang. On receipt of safe signal, the drug consignment was to be shifted to a some safe location at coastal belt of Baluchistan and, later on, it was to be smuggled abroad via sea route.
ANF Rawalpindi Airport Team detained a passenger Bahadur resident of Kurram Agency at Benazir Bhutto International Airport on suspicious of carrying Heroin filled capsules. During interrogation, he confessed of having gulped Heroin filled capsules. He was to board for Dubai by Air Blue Flight No. PA-210.
ANF Rawalpindi Road Check Team on pursuance of an information, intercepted a Suzuki Alto Car Registered No. IDN-6021 on Tarki Toll Plaza, near Sohawa, GT Road Jhelum and recovered 3 Kg Charas from the car. An occupant of the car namely Muhammad Aziz resident of Dara Adam Khel was also arrested during the operation. As per initial investigations, the Charas was being smuggled to Punjab for local consumption.
ANF Rawalpindi in an operation conducted at Bara Kahoo, Islamabad, arrested a local drug supplier identified as Amir Shahzad resident of Murree. His arrest resulted in recovery of 1 Kg Heroin and 1 Kg Charas, which were concealed in his luggage. ANF Lahore Road Check Team while acting on a source information, arrested 3 drug peddlers including 2 ladies and their male accomplice near Quaidabad, Sargodha Road, Khushab and recovered 2.5 Kg Heroin from their personal possession.
ANF Lahore intercepted a UK destined parcel containing ladies purse at Sky Net World Wide Express Lahore and recovered 0.400 Kg Heroin concealed in it. ANF Peshawar Road Check Team intercepted a Rawalpindi bound passenger van near Motorway Toll Plaza, Peshawar and arrested Niaz Parwana and Arshad Khan, residents of Peshawar. Detailed search of the accused persons resulted in recovery of 2.4 Kg Charas. As per initial reports, they were heading towards Rawalpindi for delivery of drug to some local drug peddler.
ANF Peshawar Road Check Team intercepted a passenger coach near Motorway Toll Plaza, Peshawar and arrested a drug carrier namely Bashir Khan resident of Mohmand Agency along with 3 Kg Opium. ANF Peshawar Road Check Team intercepted a Toyota Corolla car at KDA Road Kohat and recovered 6 Kg Heroin concealed in secret cavities of the vehicle. Driver of the vehicle namely Hasiat Ali resident of Kohat was arrested at the spot.
ANF Karachi apprehended a local drug supplier named Atta Hussain Shah resident of Shikarpur from Abdu Goth, Shikarpur and recovered 2 Kg Charas from his personal possession. All cases have been registered at respective ANF Police stations and further investigation is underway.
For more information, contact:
Anti Narcotics Task Force (ANTF)
Minister for Narcotics Control