Published On: Fri, Jan 15th, 2021
Published in Category: Rawalpindi

ANF seized drugs valuing $ 148.75 million internationally

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Rawalpindi : The Anti-Narcotics Force Pakistan seized 3.98 ton narcotics valuing $148.75 million internationally and arrested 23 suspected traffickers.

The ANF teams also impounded 11 vehicles in 23 counter-narcotics strikes throughout the country.

The seized drugs comprised of more than 3860 Kg Hashish, 93.458 Kg Heroin, 22.280 Kg Methamphetamine (Ice) and 3.6 Kg Opium.

The ANF Quetta team intercepted a Toyota Land Cruiser near Bakra Mandi Situated at Killi Umer Daraz, Airport Road, Quetta and recovered 13.000 Kg Hashish during search of the said vehicle.

An accused namely Muhammad Naeem, a resident of Kuchlak, was arrested on the spot. In another operation, the staff of Police Station Regional Directorate Balochistan recovered 1500 Kgs Hashish from Killi Daman in Qilla Abdullah. As per initial information, the said drugs were stored for handing over to some other narco gang.

In third operation, Police Station ANF Hub intercepted a Motorcycle at RDC Road opposite Petrol Pump in Hub City, District Wadh and recovered 1.500 Kg Hashish from personal possession of the arrested person identified as Ahmed Khan, a resident of Khuzdar.

Meanwhile, the ANF ICT intercepted a suspected consignment from International Courier office located at Aabpara Market, Islamabad and recovered 1.180 Kg Heroin during checking of 2x suspected parcels.

The parcel were booked by Syed Sardar Hussain resident of District Charsadda and were being sent to Sheraz Qasim resident of Birmingham. In another operation, staff of police station Dina intercepted a Suzuki Pickup at Tarkai Toll Plaza, main GT Road, Sohawa, District Jhelum and recovered 1.530 Kg Heroin which was tactfully concealed in front door of driving side of the said vehicle.

Two accused persons namely Zahoor Khan & Sultan Khan both resident of Charsada were arrested on the spot. In third operation, the staff of police station Regional Directorate North intercepted a Wagon-R near Motorway Link Road, Islamabad, and recovered 11 Kgs Hashish concealed in dash board of the said vehicle.

Two accused persons namely Muhammad Zohaib resident of Sheikhupura and Adnan Younas resident of Rawalpindi were arrested on the spot.