ISLAMABAD: (Parliament Times) Anti Narcotics Force Pakistan seized 596.55 Kg Narcotics, 360 Liters HCL and 340 Kg Poppy Husk valuing Rs. 956 Million internationally, arrested 19 culprits and impounded 8 vehicles while conducting 16 counter-narcotic strikes. The seized drugs comprised of 339.9 Kg Hashish, 245 Kg Opium, 10.45 Kg Heroin, 1.2 Kg Methamphetamine (Ice), 360 Liters HCL Chemical and 340 Kg Poppy Husk (Khashkhas).
As per details, ANF Quetta intercepted a Motorcycle Honda CD-125 near Almo Chowk Quetta and recovered 18 Kg Hashish from a sack which was tightly bounded with said motorcycle. A person onboard identified as Dost Muhammad resident of Quetta was also arrested during the operation. In another operation, ANF Balochistan Intercepted an unattended Troller near Jao cross, Bella Khuzdar road, Lasbela and recovered 240 Kg Opium from seized vehicle. In third operation, ANF Quetta raided at general area of Killi custom, Nokundi and recovered 15 Kg Hashish and 360 liters HCL (15 x Jerry Cans) from the said place. The drugs were stored for handing over to another narcotics gang for further transportation. In fourth operation, ANF Balochistan intercepted an unattended Iranian Zamyad vehicle without Registration Number parked at Kach Nadi near Sanganisar District Turbat and recovered 250 kg Hashish from the said vehicle.
ANF North arrested an accused person namely Zahid Hussain resident of Sudhnoti, AJK at Islamabad International Airport on the suspicion of drugs filled capsules in his stomach, he was admitted in Benazir Bhutto Hospital, Rawalpindi for recovery of heroin filled capsules. Where he delivered 82x drug filled capsules. In another operation, ANF Rawalpindi arrested an accused person namely Tariq Shah resident of Mardan at Islamabad International Airport and recovered 1.45 Kg Heroin from his travelling bag. The accused was proceeding to Abu Dhabi through flight No.EX-232.
ANF Peshawar intercepted a Suzuki Van at Indus Highway Kohat and recovered 340 Kg Poppy Husk along with seeds (Khashkhas) from seized vehicle and arrested two persons namely Shoabi Khan and Muhammad Mufeed resident of Kohat. In another operation, ANF Peshawar arrested an Afghan National namely Muhammad Nazir at Torkham and recovered 6 Kg Heroin from his personal possession, which was tactfully concealed in dry fruits and milk powder packets. On the pointation of arrested accuse ANF recovered 3 Kg Heroin from personal possession of the arrested Afghan National namely Ikram Shirzad. He was arrested near Torkham.
ANF Lahore raided at Hamza Cotton Factory MM Road, District Mianwali and recovered 3 Kgs Hashish from personal possession of arrested accused namely Ameer Abdullah Khan and Aziz Ullah both resident of Bhakar. In second operation, ANF Punjab raided at Adda Mohsinwal Tehsil Mian Channue, District Khanewal and recovered 900 grams Hashish along with motorcycle from arrested accused namely Shahbaz resident of Khanewal. In third operation, ANF Lahore conducted a raid near Kot Abdul Malik Motorway Toll Plaza Sheikhupura and arrested an accused namely Ali Haider resident of Sialkot and recovered 5 Kg Opium from his personal possession. In fourth operation, ANF Punjab intercepted a Suzuki Pickup at Goal Chakar near Emporiam Mall, Johar Town, Lahore and recovered 4 Kg Hashish from secret cavities of the said vehicle. A person onboard namely Muhammad Shahid resident of Lahore was arrested during the operation. In fifth operation, ANF Lahore intercepted a Zamco Motorcycle at Samsani Khooye near Nafoora Hotel, Johar Town, Lahore and recovered 10 Kg Hashish from personal possession of the two arrested accused persons namely Muhammad Abbas resident of Okara and Muhammad Ashraf resident of Sahiwal. In sixth Operation ANF Lahore raided near Kamran Motors, Wazirabad Road, Ugoki Sialkot and recovered 5 Kg Hashish from person possession of the arrested accused namely Nasir Mehmood resident of Sialkot.
As per details, ANF Karachi intercepted a Motorcycle near Total Petrol Pump, Al Asif Square, Sohrab Goth, Karachi and recovered 2 Kg Hashish and 1.2 Kg Methamphetamine (Ice) from personal possession of the two arrested accused persons namely Abdul Khaliq and Aain Ullah both residents of Quetta. In another operation, ANF Sindh raided at Parking Area of Jinnah Hospital, Karachi and recovered 32 Kg Hashish from personal possession of two accused persons namely Muhammad Wali Khan and Muhammad Sharif both residents of Karachi.
All cases have been registered at respective ANF Police Stations under CNS Act 1997 and further investigations are underway