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Anti Narcotics Task Force seizes 2.4 tons of opium worth Rs 4810 million

Islamabad, October 22, 2014 (PPI-OT): ANF Baluchistan carried out a successful intelligence led operation and seized 2408 Kgs of Opium from the general area of Killi Sardar Khan, Tehsil Bashore, Pishin.

According to details, the narcotics was concealed in 80 fruit boxes, made of hard paper. Out of a total 80 boxes, 79 contained 30 Kgs of Opium, while 1 box contained 38 Kgs of Opium. The drug was placed at a cache site, outside populated area and concealed in the cuttings of mountainous terrain.

As per initial investigations, the consignment was placed for handing over from one Narco Gang to another. After receiving a safe signal, the drugs were finally shifted to some safe location at Coastal Belt of Balochistan. The worth of the seized Opium is Rs. 4810 Million approximately in International Market.

ANF raiding team tried to keep a discreet trap for apprehending the drug smugglers, however, presence of raiding team was difficult to conceal for a longer duration due to open nature of terrain at unpopulated location. Case has been registered under CNS Act 1997 and further investigations are under progress.

For more information, contact:
Anti Narcotics Task Force (ANTF)
Minister for Narcotics Control
Tel: +92-51-9260535
Fax: +92-51-9260208
Email: mnc@anf.gov.pk
Website: www.narcon.gov.pk

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