ANF seizes 5965 kg drugs, destroyed poppy crops cultivated over 60 acres

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Rawalpindi:    (Parliament Times)    Anti-Narcotics Force Pakistan seized 5965 Kg Narcotics valuing US$ 1.0198 Billion (Rs. 1.5706 Trillion) internationally, arrested 33 culprits including 2 ladies and impounded 10 vehicles while conducting 30 counter-narcotic strikes. The seized drugs comprised of 4053.25 Kg Hashish, 1083.547 Kg Heroin, 783 Kg Morphine, 35.4 Kg Opium, 7.160 Kg Methamphetamine (Ice) and 3 Kg Poppy spouts. Moreover, 66 Acres of cultivated poppy were also destroyed.

ANF Quetta recovered a total of 5734 Kg narcotics in four separate intelligence based operation. As per details, ANF Quetta raided at abandoned house located at Killi Peer Chota, Tehsil and District Chaghi and recovered 1018 Kg Herion from the said house. In another operation, ANF Quetta recovered 2023 Kg Hashish from a Dry Nullah located at Dolangi, Tehsil Gulistan, District Qilla Abdullah. In third operation, ANF Quetta recovered 1910 Kg Hashish from general area of Killi Damam, Tehsil Gulistan, District Qilla Abdullah. According to initial reports, the recovered drugs were stored for handing over to some other narcotics gang, which was to be smuggled abroad. In fourth operation, ANF Quetta intercepted a unattended without registration Toyota Land Cruiser at Quetta Chaman Road, near Guldara Baghicha, Qilla Abdullah. During search of the vehicle 783 Kg Morphine were recovered from the said vehicle.

ANF Rawalpindi arrested an accused person namely Saddam Hussain at Tarkai Toll Plaza, main GT Road Sohawa, District Jehlum and recovered 700 gram Hashish from his personal possession. In another operation, ANF Rawalpindi arrested an accused namely Muhammad Saghir resident of Mirpur, Azad Kashmir at Islamabad International Airport and recovered 2.512 Kg Heroin which was tactfully concealed in cooking pots placed in his bag. He was travelling to UK through Flight No. PK-791. In third operation, ANF Rawalpindi recovered 2 Kg Heroin from personal possession of the two arrested accused persons namely Shameem Akhtar resident of Rawalpindi and a lady accomplice namely Sidra resident of Sialkot. Both were arrested from Taramri Chowk, Lehtrar Road, Islamabad. In fourth operation, ANF Rawalpindi intercepted Honda Civic and Suzuki Khyber car at Ghosia Shinwari Tikka House, T Chowk, GT Road, Islamabad and recovered 21.6 Kg Hashish and 2.4 Kg Opium which was concealed in driving seat and trunk of the said vehicles. Three persons onboard namely Muhammad Fahad, Ziafat Hussain Shah and Khurram Shahzad all resident of Rawalpindi were arrested during the operation.

ANF Lahore raided at Village Pandowal District Mandi Bahauddin and recovered 1.25 Kg Hashish from personal possession of the arrested accused namely Mohsin Shahzad resident of Mandi Bahauddin. In another operation, ANF Peshawar raided near Liaqat Chowk, Sabzazar Scheme, Lahore and recovered 4.8 Kg Hashish from personal possession of the arrested accused namely Muhammad Riaz resident of Lahore. The accused bike was also seized during the operation. In third operation, ANF Lahore intercepted an Italy bound suspected parcel from a private cargo office located at Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore and recovered 1.025 Kg Heroin which was tactfully concealed in 2x water filters. An accused namely Ubaid Ullah resident of Peshawar who was sender of the said parcel was also arrested during further investigation of the case. In fourth operation, ANF Lahore arrested an accused namely Amir Sohail resident of Attock at Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore and recovered 7.160 Methamphetamine (Ice) which was tactfully concealed in his trolley bag. He was boarding for Riyadh through Flight No. EK-623. In fifth operation, ANF Lahore recovered 1.5 Kg Hashish from personal possession of the arrested lady accused namely Ruqiya Bibi resident of Sialkot. She was arrested near Iqbal Block Factory, Sambrial Mor, Daska District Sialkot. In sixth operation, ANF Lahore intercepted a UK bound suspected parcel from a private courier office located at Wazirabad and recovered 1.26 Kg Heroin which was concealed in Hard ball, Tenis ball and sports kits. Resultantly an accused person namely Jafar Tayar resident of Sialkot was arrested during further investigation of the case.

ANF Peshawar intercepted a Toyota Corolla Car near Motorway Toll Plaza Peshawar and recovered 1.2 Kg Hashish which was tactfully concealed in dash board of the said vehicle. A person onboard namely Salman Khan resident of Peshawar was arrested during the operation. In another operation, ANF Peshawar intercepted a Toyota car near Peshawar Road DI Khan and recovered 3.6 Kg Hashish wrapped with the body of arrested accused namely Nauman Masood resident of South Waziristan. In third operation, ANF Peshawar intercepted a Suzuki Mehran car near Motorway Toll Plaza, Peshawar and recovered 1 Kg Hashish from the said vehicle. Two persons onboard namely Saad Ali Shah resident of Mansehra and Aziz ur Rahman were arrested during the operation. In fourth operation, ANF Peshawar intercepted an Oil Tanker near Wild Life Office, Kohat and recovered 9 Kg Heroin and 42 Kg Hashish which was tactfully concealed in secret cavities of the said vehicle. Resultantly two accused persons namely Sheraz Khan and Muhammad Zubair Khan Afridi both resident of Khyber were arrested on the spot. In fifth operation, ANF Peshawar arrested an accused person namely Zameer Khan resident of Khyber and recovered 1 Kg Heroin from his personal possession. He was arrested from a passenger van near Motorway Toll Plaza Peshawar. In sixth operation, ANF Peshawar arrested an accused person namely Akhtar Zada resident of Jamrud and recovered 750 Gram Heroin from his personal possession. He was arrested from a passenger bus near Motorway Toll Plaza Peshawar. In seventh operation, ANF Peshawar arrested an accused person identified as Mujahid Khan resident of Jamrud and recovered 500 Gram Heroin from his personal possession. He was arrested from a passenger van near Motorway Toll Plaza Peshawar. In eighth operation, ANF Peshawar arrested an accused namely Umar Rashid resident of Lahore and recovered 1.2 Kg Hashish from his personal possession. He was arrested from Daewoo Bus Terminal near Motorway Toll Plaza Peshawar. In ninth operation, ANF Peshawar arrested an accused namely Sardar Khan resident of Mardan and recovered 2.4 Kg Hashish from his personal possession. He was arrested near Motorway Toll Plaza, Peshawar from a passenger van. In tenth operation, ANF Peshawar arrested an accused namely Hussain Shah resident of Khyber and recovered 1 Kg Heroin which was tactfully concealed in his foot wears. The arrested accused was arrested from a passenger van near Motorway Toll Plaza, Peshawar. In eleventh operation, ANF Peshawar arrested an accused namely Meharban Shah resident of Khyber and recovered 4.2 Kg Hashish from his personal possession. He was arrested from a passenger van near Motorway Toll Plaza, Peshawar. In twelfth operation, ANF Peshawar intercepted a Suzuki Carry van at GT Road, Peshawar and recovered 1.5 Kg Heroin and 4.8 Kg Hashish which was tactfully concealed in foot rod of the said vehicle. A person namely Hamza Lal resident of Attock was arrested on the spot.

ANF Karachi in an intelligence based operation intercepted a Netherland bound container at South Asia Port Terminal, Karachi and recovered 33 Kg Opium and 45 Kg Heroin which was concealed in Textile Goods. Resultantly three accused persons namely Shahbaz Ali Khan, Muhammad Younas Sayani and Muhammad Azeem all residents of Karachi were arrested. In other operation, ANF Karachi conducted a raid at Gudo Chowk, near Shall Pump, Hyderabad and recovered 30 Kg Hashish from possession of the three arrested accused persons identified as Badar ud Din, Mashooq Ali and Allah Waraio all residents of Hyderabad. Moreover, ANF Karachi in collaboration with Pakistan Rangers Sindh, Local Police and District Administration destroyed poppy crops cultivated on a total of 66 acres of land during massive operation in different areas of Sindh, of which 18 acres were destroyed in village Seetly, 15 acres in village Konker, 10 acres in village Rahoo Ja Aithya and 23 acers in Qambar Shahdad Kot, while 3 Kg of Poppy sprout were also seized.

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