Islamabad, January 11, 2018 (PPI-OT):Anti Narcotics Force Pakistan seized 286.739 Kg narcotics valuing Rs 386.997 Million internationally, arrested 28 persons including an Afghani National and a Nigerian lady involved in drug smuggling and impounded 7 vehicles while conducting 28 counternarcotics strikes across the country. The seized drugs comprised 269.74 Kg Hashish, 3.219 Kg Heroin, 2.65 Kg Amphetamine, and 3.13 Kg Methamphetamine. ANF Quetta intercepted a Toyota Prado (un-registered) in mountainous Area Koh-e-Mard, Pasni Turbot Road, Kech after heavy exchange of fire and seized 25 Kg Hashish. In another operation, ANF Quetta conducted information based raid at deserted hut in general area of District Gawadar and recovered 55 Kg Hashish. According to details, the drugs were intended to be handed over to another narcotics gang.
ANF Rawalpindi in collaboration with ASF arrested an accused identified as Umar Gul resident of Swabi at Benazir Bhutto International Airport, Islamabad and recovered 1.225 Kg Amphetamine from his travelling bag. He was to take off for Saudi Arabia by Saudi Airlines flight No. SV-888. In another operation, ANF Rawalpindi intercepted a Motorcycle at Kohat Road, near Railway Phattak, Jhand and recovered 1.05 Kg Hashish from Siddique Akbar resident of Attock. In third operation, ANF Rawalpindi stopped a Honda motorcycle from an Educational Institution, Attock and recovered 2 Kg Hashish from personal possession of Noor Muhammad and Habib Ur Rehman both residents of Attock.
In fourth operation, ANF Rawalpindi Intercepted a Motorcycle near Alnoor Hospital, Fateh Jhang Attock Road, Attock and recovered 1.8 Kg Hashish from Zahid Iqbal resident of Nowshera. In fifth operation, ANF Rawalpindi recovered 1.2 Kg Hashish from personal possession of Muhammad Iqbal and Abid Ali both resident of Attock and Dilawar resident of Rawalpindi. In sixth operation, ANF Rawalpindi arrested Amir Khan resident of Swabi at Benazir Bhutto International Airport, Islamabad and recovered 1.425 Kg Amphetamine from his travelling bag. The accused intended to flay for Saudi Arabia. ANF Lahore intercepted a Toyota Corolla car at Kot Abdul Malik Interchange, Sheikhupura and recovered 16.8 Kg Hashish and 7.2 Kg Opium.
A person on-board namely Saeed Iqbal resident of Peshawar was also arrested operation. In another operation, ANF Lahore intercepted a Honda City Car near Sambrial, Dry Port, Sialkot and recovered 1.2 Kg Hashish from personal possession of Muhammad Rafiq resident of Lahore present in the vehicle. Yet in another operation, ANF Lahore arrested Nigerian National Lady Maryhope Oluchukwu from Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore and recovered 390 Grams Heroin concealed in a book placed in her luggage. The accused intended to board for Nigeria by Qatar Airways Flight No. QR-629. In fourth operation, ANF Lahore arrested Shoukat Abbas and Kulsoom Fatima both resident of Khushab from Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore and recovered 2.8 Kg Methamphetamine from their travelling bag.
They intended to fly for Saudi Arabia by Shaheen Airlines Flight No. NL-703. ANF Peshawar intercepted a Suzuki Mehran Car near Shomali Market Road, Hayatabad, Peshawar and recovered 2 Kg Heroin from personal possession of Aurangzeb resident of Peshawar and Afghan National M Hussain. In another operation, ANF Peshawar recovered 1.4 Kg Hashish from personal possession of Shuaib Khan, Noumi and Muhammad Amjad all resident of Mansehra arrested near Suzuki Stand Bafa, Mansehra. In third operation, ANF Peshawar recovered 1.2 Kg Hashish by arresting Kamran Masih resident of Sialkot arrested near Motorway Toll Plaza, Peshawar. In fourth operation, ANF Peshawar recovered 700 Grams Hashish from Nazir Khan resident of Peshawar while travelling in a passenger Van near Motorway Toll Plaza, Peshawar.
In fifth operation, ANF Peshawar recovered 1.2 Kg Hashish from possession of an accused identified as Sami Ullah resident of Mardan near an Educational Institution, Peshawar. In sixth operation, ANF Peshawar arrested Tariq Ur Rehman resident of Hangu from Peshawar International Airport, Peshawar on suspicion of ingestion of narcotic filled capsules, admitted in Hayatabad Medical Complex for delivery of capsules. 72x capsules weighing 330 Grams Heroin and 330 Grams Methamphetamine were recovered. He was travelling to Sharjah by Shaheen Airlines flight No. G9- 999.
In seventh operation, ANF Peshawar intercepted a Honda Motorcycle at village Baila Saeed Abad, Oggi, Mansehra and recovered 2 Kg Hashish. Two accused persons Sanwal Shah and Mushtaq both resident of Mansehra were also apprehended during the operation. In eighth operation, ANF Peshawar arrested a lady accused namely Naheed Akhtar resident of Lahore from main Motorway Toll Plaza, Peshawar while travelling in a passenger vehicle and recovered 800 Gram Opium from her. In ninth operation, ANF Peshawar intercepted a Bedford Truck at Yaaruk Toll Plaza, Peshawar Road, D.I. Khan and recovered 42 Kg Hashish which was concealed in secret cavities of truck. A person on-board namely Fateh Khan resident of Karachi was arrested at the spot.
ANF Karachi recovered 1.19 Kg Hashish from personal possession of Mashooq Ali resident of Hyderabad arrested near CNG Pump, Makrani Para, Auto Bhan Road, Hyderabad. In another operation, ANF Karachi seized a container at Seaport, Karachi and recovered 113 Kg Hashish which was concealed in Soup Powder (Food Stuff). Container was destined to Singapore. In addition ANF Karachi also seized 499 Grams Heroin from a shipment being sent to Canada through a private courier service company based at Karachi. In fourth operation, ANF Karachi in collaboration with Pak Rangers Sindh arrested an accused Ismail resident of Karachi and recovered 3 Kg Hashish from personal possession. He was arrested near Educational Institution, Super Highway, Karachi. All cases have been registered at respective ANF Police Stations under CNS Act 1997 and further investigations are underway.
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