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ANF seizes drugs worth 4.593 billion rupees

Rawalpindi: Anti Narcotics Force Pakistan has seized 5858.434 Kgs Narcotics valuing Rs. 4.593 Billion internationally, arrested 27 culprits including a Nigerian National & a lady and impounded 10 vehicles while conducting 31 counter-narcotic strikes, says a statement issued here on Thursday.

According to the statement the seized drugs comprised of 5732.81 Kg Hashish, 2.5 Kg Opium, 28.262 Kg Heroin, 3.5 Kg Methamphetamine, 2.104 Kg Amphetamine, 80 Kg Ephedrine, 8 Kg Ampules (intoxicant), 4850 Kg Potassium Permanganate (precursor Chemical) and 9 Kg Poppy Sprout (Doday). Moreover, Poppy cultivated on 112 acres in Interior Sindh have also been destroyed.

ANF Quetta recovered 2746 Kg Hashish from a rainy nullah near Epsini Tayza, Tehsil Gulistan, District Qilla Abdullah. ANF Quetta recovered 1156 Kg Hashish from General Area of Kulanch, Tehsil Pasni, District Gwadar. In another operation, ANF Quetta recovered 1304 Kg Hashish from General area of Pasni Coastal Belt, Tehsil Pasni, District Gwadar. In third operation, ANF Quetta recovered 500 Kg Hashish from a dry Nullah near Tehsil Dasht (Kech), District Turbat. In fourth operation, ANF Quetta recovered 4 Kg Hashish from General area of Shahpatan, District Panjgur. As per initial reports, the narcotics were kept hidden for handing over to some local drug suppliers for distribution at local level. In fifth operation, ANF Quetta intercepted a motorcycle from general area of Bakht Muhammad Stop, Eastern Bypass, Quetta and recovered 5 Kg Hashish from bike riders Abdul Qadir resident of Chagai and Muhammad Afzal resident of Quetta.

ANF Rawalpindi intercepted a Toyota Corolla near Chakwal Road Chowk, GT Road, Mandra and recovered 2.4 Kg Hashish concealed in secret cavities of the vehicle. Two persons onboard namely Mansoor Haider Kiyani and Waqar Akhtar both resident of Rawalpindi have been arrested from the vehicle. In another operation, ANF Rawalpindi arrested Muhammad Riaz resident of Khyber Agency near Zouq Mughal Restaurant, Commercial Market Scheme-III, Rawalpindi and recovered 2.4 Kg Hashish from his personal possession. In third operation, ANF Rawalpindi intercepted a Mercedes Panther Van near Zia Masjid, Expressway, Islamabad and recovered 2 Kg Hashish from the vehicle. A person onboard Jan Muhammad Khan resident of Peshawar was also arrested from the vehicle. In fourth operation, ANF Rawalpindi arrested Afnan Khan resident of Bannu at Islamabad International Airport and recovered 1.2 Kg Amphetamine concealed in his trolley bag. The arrested accused intended to fly for Riyadh (KSA) by flight No. PA-274. In fifth operation, ANF Rawalpindi arrested a Nigerian National OBJNNE near Allied Bank, E-11/3, Islamabad and recovered 185 Gram Cocaine from his personal possession. In sixth operation, ANF Rawalpindi intercepted a Honda City car at Tarki Toll Plaza, Main GT Road, Sohawa and recovered 1.3 Kg Opium concealed in secret cavities of the vehicle. Two persons onboard Muhammad Rafiq and Amir Fareed resident of Gujranwala have also been arrested during the operation. In seventh operation, ANF Rawalpindi arrested Muhammad Ashfaq resident of Swat from Iqbal Shaheed Toll Plaza, Attock and recovered 1.2 Kg Hashish from his personal possession. In eighth operation, ANF Rawalpindi intercepted a Toyota Corolla car at 26 No. Chungi Bus Stop, GT Road, Islamabad and recovered 4.8 Kg Hashish from the car. Rehmat Wali resident of Khyber Agency and Hamza resident of Peshawar have also been arrested from the vehicle. In ninth operation, ANF Rawalpindi intercepted a Toyota Corolla Car from Tarnol Phattak, GT Road, Islamabad and recovered 1.2 Kg Opium and 1 Kg Heroin from the vehicle. Muhammad Shahzad resident of Peshawar was arrested from the vehicle. In tenth operation, ANF Rawalpindi arrested Saleem Iqbal resident of Nowshehra from Attock Petroleum Services, 26 No. Chungi Bus Stop, Islamabad and recovered 2 Kg Heroin from his personal possession. In eleventh operation, ANF Rawalpindi intercepted a Ravi Motorcycle near Habib Bakery, Tramri Chowk, Islamabad and recovered 3.6 Kg Hashish with packing placed in traveling bag. Three persons riding the bike Muhammad Habib, his daughter Hina Gul both resident of Lower Dir and Shahzad Khan resident of Islamabad have also been arrested during the operation.

ANF Lahore intercepted a Toyota Premio Car and a Honda CG-125 Motorcycle from Basic Health Unit, Chak No. 58/10-R, Chak Shahana Road, Tehsil Jehanian, District Khanewal and recovered 5 Kg Heroin from personal possession of Waseem Akhtar resident of Khanewal and Muhammad Sadiq and Muhammad Arshad both resident of DI Khan. In another operation, ANF Lahore intercepted a parcel booked for UK from a courier service office in Lahore and recovered 700 Gram Heroin concealed in animal leg protector present in the parcel. In third operation, ANF Lahore intercepted a parcel of water filter pump destined to Canada from a courier service office, Cargo Complex, Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore and recovered 560 Gram Heroin concealed in cartage of the filter pump. In fourth operation, ANF Lahore intercepted a parcel from a courier service office at Ghalib Market, MM Alam Road, Gulberg-III, Lahore and recovered 73 Gram Cocaine concealed in the parcel. The parcel was booked from Zambia and was destined to Gwadar. In fifth operation, ANF Lahore intercepted a Toyota Corolla Car near Muzaffargarh Chowk, Darbar Hafiz Amir Muhammad, Joharabad, Khushab and recovered 300 Gram Hashish from personal possession of two brothers Abdul Waheed and Muhammad Saeed resident of Khushab present in the vehicle.

ANF Peshawar arrested Muhammad Jasim resident of Kurram Agency from Peshawar International Airport and recovered 1.910 Kg Hashish concealed in his Biscuit Box. The arrested accused intended to fly for Doha by flight No. QR-601. In another operation, ANF Peshawar arrested Fazal Khanan resident of Kurram Agency from Peshawar International Airport and recovered 904 Gram Amphetamine (Ice) concealed in his clothes present in his suitcase. The arrested accused intended to fly for Doha by flight No. QR-601. In third operation, ANF Peshawar arrested Alamzaib resident of Peshawar from a passenger bus at Motorway Toll Plaza, Peshawar and recovered 1.2 Kg Hashish from his personal possession.

In an intelligence based operation, ANF Karachi intercepted a Container from Quaid-i-Azam International Container Terminal, Karachi and recovered 19.002 Kg Heroin concealed in 930 rice sacks present in the container. The container was destined for Ghaba via Dubai. Backtracking of the case resulted in arrest of Akbar Ali Mirza resident of Faisalabad, culprit involved from Faisalabad. In another intelligence based operation, ANF Karachi recovered 4850 Kg Potassium Permanganate, 80 Kg Ephedrine and 3600 Ampules Intoxicant Injections (Weighing 8 Kg) from Aslam Dodani, Luxury Haigers, Mewashah Road, Chakiwara, Layari, Karachi. In third operation, ANF Karachi intercepted a Corolla Car near Total Petrol Pump, Al-Asif Square, Karachi and recovered 3.5 Kg Methamphetamine. A person onboard namely Ejaz resident of Turbat was arrested from the vehicle. In four other operations, ANF Karachi destroyed poppy cultivated on 70, 17, 15 & 10 Acres of land at Villages Sita Ji Dath, Mazrani, Goth Bajak & Rahooja Aithya, district Qambar Shahdad Kot respectively in collaboration with district administration and local police. 3, 2, 2 and 2 Kgs (total 9 Kg) Poppy Sprout have also been recovered during the operations respectively.

All cases have been registered at respective ANF Police Stations under CNS Act 1997 and further investigations are underway.

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