LAHORE: Anti Narcotics Force (ANF) has recovered 1 kg opium, 2.14 kg heroin and 25.2 kg Charas in five operations conducted in Rawalpindi, Lahore, Mianwali and Peshawar. Most of the drugs were meant for overseas destinations.
ANF Rawalpindi Spot Check Team acting upon information intercepted a vehicle with registration no LEB-3413 near Burhan Motorway Interchange and recovered 1 kg opium and 25.2 kg of Charas tactfully concealed in secret cavities of the vehicle. Driver of the vehicle Muhammad Sikandar, a resident of Faisalabad, was arrested at the spot.
Similarly, ANF arrested Fayyaz Ali, a resident of Nowshera, at Islamabad Airport who confessed to having 40 heroin filled capsules in his stomach. He was supposed to be travelling by air from Islamabad to Dubai. The heroin in the capsules weighed 240 grams.
ANF team at Peshawar Airport arrested Hasnian Zaman, a resident of Sargodha, and recovered 1 kg and 200 grams of heroin tactfully concealed in his hand baggage. He was travelling from Peshawar to Riyadh via Sharjah by air. The accused was arrested at the spot.
ANF arrested Muhammad Sadiq and Syed Muntazir, both residents of Layyah and recovered 0.5 kg of heroin from their personal possession. The accused were arrested near Hamza Cotton Mill, Multan Road, Mianwali.
ANF Lahore intercepted a parcel dispatched through World Logistics office from Gulberg-III Lahore destined for UK. Detailed search of parcel resulted in recovery of 200 grams of heroin, tactfully concealed in cushion cloth.
Cases have been registered in ANF police stations and further investigations are under process.