1.86 tons narcotics recovered, 17 smugglers including 3 women arrested
RAWALPINDI—Anti Narcotics Force (ANF) in 15 countrywide operations has recovered 1.86 tons narcotics worth Rs 1.12 billion in international market while 17 drug smugglers including three ladies were sent behind the bars. According to details, the recovered drugs comprised 1.847 tons of hashish, 5.6 kg amphetamine, 950 grams methamphetamine, one kg heroin and 7.2 kg opium.
Operations were carried out at Islamabad, Attock, Sialkot, Mandi Bahauddin, Multan, Faisalabad, Nowshehra, Haripur, Karachi, Lasbela and Quetta. ANF Karachi while acting on a tipoff raided a house situated at Jhola Lal Chowk, Muhammad Khan Colony, Itehad Town, Karachi and seized 1750 kg hashish stocked at the house.
In another operation, ANF Karachi arrested a passenger namely Mir Ghazan resident of Swabi at Jinnah International Airport, Karachi and seized 950 gram methamphetamine from his possession. He intended to take off for Jeddah by Flight No. PA-1707. Yet in another operation, ANF Karachi recovered 42 kg hashish from possession of the accused namely Muhammad Nabi r/ o Karachi who was arrested near Taj Hotel, Al-Madina Coach, Al-Asif Square, Super Highway, Karachi.
ANF Rawalpindi arrested a passenger identified as Noor Khan r/o Swat at Benazir Bhutto International Airport, Islamabad, and recovered 1.114 kg amphetamine. In another operation, ANF Rawalpindi arrested a local drug supplier and recovered one kg hashish from his possession.
ANF Lahore recovered 2.2 kg opium from the possession of Munawar Iqbal. In another operation, ANF Lahore recovered 440 grams heroin from possession of local drug peddler namely Aftab Ahmed. ANF Lahore Airport team arrested a passenger namely Abdul Latif r/o Vehari at Multan Airport, and recovered 450 gram amphetamine.—APP