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ANF seizes Rs8.58 billion drugs in 11 anti-smuggling raids

ANF seizes Rs8.58 billion drugs in 11 anti-smuggling raids

ISLAMABAD: Anti-Narcotics Force has recovered Rs8.58 billion drugs including 8577.6kg charas, 5.28kg heroin, 400 gram amphetamine and arrested 15 accused including two women involved in drug trafficking, and also seized two vehicles in 11 different anti-smuggling operations.

As per details, ANF Balochistan seized 3,940kg charas garda from Killi Zard Ghulam Jan, Tehsil Mangochar, District Kallat. In another operation in Balochistan, ANF recovered 4,574kg charas garda from Killi Dolangee, Tehsil Gulistan, District Qilla Abdullah. The narcotics were likely to be taken to costal area and later smuggled abroad via sea.

ANF Lahore captured a vehicle and recovered 50.4kg of charas, concealed in secret cavities of the vehicle. Two accused named Rooh-ul-Amin and his lady accomplice Marro Mana, both residents of Peshawar, were taken into custody. In another raid at Abdullah Travels Bus Stand, Band Road, Lahore, ANF arrested three persons including a drug carrier Humayun r/o Peshawar and two recipients including a woman namely Fouzia Bibi and her male accomplice Sheheryar, both residents of Lahore and recovered 4.1kg heroin from their possession.

ANF Lahore, on a tip-off, conducted an operation near Niazi Bus Stand, Bund Road, Lahore and arrested 2 drug smugglers Pervez Khan r/o Peshawar and Jawad Afsar r/o Chakwal along with 1kg charas. Meanwhile, ANF Lahore, acting upon information, seized a Canada-bound parcel from a courier company office near Gulberg-II and recovered 180 gram heroin concealed in ladies hand bag.

Meanwhile, ANF Rawalpindi team at Benazir Bhutto International Airport, Islamabad detained a passenger Muhammad Asad r/o Gujranwala. Later the accused admitted of having ingested heroin filled capsules. The accused was trying to board for Spain via Dubai by Emirates Airline flight No EK-615.

ANF Peshawar in an operation at University Town bus stop, Jamrud Road, Peshawar, apprehended 3 individuals Socha Gul, Nase em Jan and Niaz Gul and recovered 10 kg charas. The accused were coming from Jamrud and were smuggling drugs to Peshawar for onward delivery to Punjab. Meanwhile, ANF Peshawar on a search of suspected Toyota Hiace near main motorway Toll Plaza and apprehended 2 drug carriers namely Saeed Rehman and Rambil Khan, both resident s of Khyber Agency and recovered 2.2kg charas. A vehicle was also confiscated during the raid. ANF Peshawar also arrested Iftikhar Khan r/o Khyber Agency near Kacha Garhi, Jamrud Road, Peshawar and recovered 1kg heroin from his possession.

In another raid, ANF Peshawar detained a passenger Muhammad Kamran r/o District Mardan at Peshawar Airport and recovered 400 grams amphetamine from his possession. It was tactfully concealed in a readymade suit, kept in his trolley bag. The accused intended to take off for Abu Dhabi by Shaheen Airline Flight No NL-756.

All the cases have been registered at ANF police stations and further investigations are under progress.