Islamabad, February 11, 2015 (PPI-OT): ANF recovered 3539 Kgs Charas, 32.5 Kgs Heroin and 27 Kg Opium in 16 country wide operations conducted at Qila Abdullah, Rawalpindi, Malir, Karachi, Khairpur, Lahore, Sargodha and Multan. During these operations, ANF also arrested 15 drug offenders and seized 2 vehicles. The value of recovered drugs is approximately Rs. 3.18 Billion in International Market.
According to details, ANF Quetta conducted a raid at general areas of Dolangi Bala, Tehsil Gulistan,
Distt Qila Abdullah and intercepted a large amount of narcotics. The operation resulted in recovery of 3522 Kgs of Charas. The consignment was in transit, which was being transferred to Lasbella for onward
transportation to destination abroad. It was kept hidden under small Bridge of a Nullah for delivery to another gang.
ANF Rawalpindi Airport Team during routine checking, apprehended a person namely Qaiser Iqbal, resident of Gujrat on suspicion of ingested heroin filled capsules. As per initial investigations, the accused confessed of having Heroin filled capsules inside his stomach. He has been transferred to BBI Hospital for delivery of capsules. The accused was proceeding to Barcelona via Istanbul by PIA flight PK-711.
ANF Rawalpindi on tip of information, conducted a raid near Fauji Colony, Pir Wadhai, Rawalpindi and apprehended an accused namely Muhammad Waqar Resident of Rawalpindi. Complete search of the accused person resulted in recovery of 2 Kgs Charas. The accused person is a drug peddler and is involved in supply of drugs at local level.
ANF Rawalpindi Airport Team apprehended an accused namely Mumtaz Hussain resident of Sargodha and recovered 1 Kg Heroin tactfully concealed inside his hand bag. The accused was intended to travel from Islamabad to Jeddah by Airblue Airlines flight No PA-270.
ANF Rawalpindi Airport Team conducted an operation in collaboration with ASF and apprehended an accused namely Asal Khan resident of Charsada. Detailed search of luggage resulted in recovery of 2.050 Kg Heroin. The Heroin was tactfully concealed inside his suit case. The accused was travelling from Islamabad to Doha by PIA flight No. PK-287.
ANF Rawalpindi conducted an operation near Ghousia Bus Stand, Rawalpindi and arrested an accused namely Kashif Rehman resident of Rawalpindi. Detailed search of the person resulted in recovery of 2.5 Kg Heroin from his personal possession.
ANF Rawalpindi Airport Team arrested an accused Fazal Abbas resident of Sargodha from Benazir Bhutto International Airport on suspicion of ingested Heroin filled capsules. As per initial investigations, the accused has confessed of having Heroin filled in his stomach. The accused was travelling from Islamabad to Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) via Bangkok by Thai Airlines Flight No. TG-350. The accused has been admitted in Benazir Bhutto Hospital for delivery of capsules.
ANF Karachi Road Check Team intercepted a Toyota Probox Car Registered No. KPK-1213. Near National Highway, Malir, Karachi and recovered of 25 Kgs Heroin from the vehicle. 2 persons travelling in the car namely Khan Badshah and Shahid Gull both resident of Karachi have also been arrested at the spot. The drug was concealed in a white nylon bag placed inside the car.
On tip of information, ANF Karachi conducted a raid at Bangi Para, Mianwali Colony, Orangi Town, Karachi and apprehended a person namely Hameed Ullah resident of Karachi. Detailed search of the accused resulted in recovery of 2.9 Kgs of Charas. The drugs were being carried for local supply.
ANF Karachi conducted a raid in Qasba Awan Colony, Mangopir, Karachi, which resulted in exchange of fire, finally resulting in arrest of Syed Akbar resident of Karachi. Detailed search of the accused resulted in recovery of 6.45 Kgs Charas and 1.900 Kgs Opium. The accused was supplier of drugs at local level.
ANF Karachi on a tip of information, intercepted a suspected bag at Bus Terminal, Karachi. Detailed search of the bag resulted in recovery of 1.9 Kgs Heroin concealed in bottom of the bag. As per initial investigation, the recovered drug is linked with KP based gang and was to be transported to UK at appropriate time.
ANF Karachi in joint operation with Sindh Rangers at Tal Gambat, Khairpur, arrested an accused namely Nawab Ali PhulPhoto resident of Sukkur . The arrested person is a proclaimed offender in a case of ANF. Detailed search of the accused resulted in recovery of 1.700 Kg Charas. ANF Lahore Road Check Team during naka at Multan Road, Thokar Niaz Baig, intercepted a Suzuki Mehran Car registered No. AXP-399 and recovered 25 Kgs Opium.
Driver of the vehicle namely Ahsan Ullah resident of Mardan has been arrested at the spot. The drug were packed in 50 packets each weighing ½ kg Opium. Some of the drugs were kept in personal possession of the accused, while rest were tactfully concealed inside the CNG cylinder of the vehicle.
ANF Lahore, during undercover operation near Kot Momin, Sargodha arrested an accused namely Mukamal Shah resident of Khyber Agency and recovered 2.2 Kg Charas. As per initial investigations, the drugs were transported from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to Punjab for delivery to some local drug peddler.
ANF Lahore conducted a raid near Ada Band Bosan, Multan and arrested an accused namely Falak Sheer resident of Multan. Complete search of the accused resulted in recovery of 1 Kg Charas. Reportedly, the accused is a local drug peddler.
ANF Lahore, on tip of information conducted a raid in Multan and arrested an accused namely Nadeem Hassan resident of Khanewal and recovered 1 Kg Charas and 100 gms Heroin from his personal possession. All cases have been registered at respective ANF Police Stations and further investigations are under process.
For more information, contact:
Anti Narcotics Task Force (ANTF)
Minister for Narcotics Control