LAHORE: Anti Narcotics Force (ANF) has arrested seven drug peddlers and recovered over a tonne of drugs from various areas of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan. ANF has recovered 3 kg heroin, 927 kg opium, 22 kg charas and seized two vehicles, official sources said.
According to details, ANF Lahore arrested Muhammad Nawaz and Haroon Arif, residents of Lahore, and Shakir Ullah, resident of Dir and recovered 3.4 kg charas from their possession. They were travelling on a motorbike near a bus stand on Band Road, Lahore.
ANF Lahore arrested Muhammad Akram alias Chan, a resident of Kasur, and Nehaz Khan, resident of Charsadda and recovered 1.8 kg charas from their possession. They were also arrested near the same bus stand in Lahore. Reportedly the drugs were to be used for local consumption.
ANF Lahore arrested Arshad Khan, resident of Charsadda, Muhammad Faisal resident of Rawalpindi and recovered 16.8 kg charas. They were travelling in a car near Motorway interchange, Faisalabad. The drugs were destined for Karachi.
ANF Peshawar arrested Muhammad Saeed resident of Kurram Agency and recovered 3 kg of heroin from his possession. He was arrested near a bus stand in Peshawar. As per initial investigations, the accused wanted to deliver the drugs to Karachi for local consumption.
ANF Quetta on information seized 927 kg of wet opium rapped in 40 polythene sacks. The drugs were dumped in folds of mountainous terrain near Killi Surdab, Bostan, Pishin District. Dumping place was being used as a hideout, from where the drugs were to be transported on receiving safe signal by road.
Cases have been registered in ANF Police Stations and further investigations are underway.