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ANF seizes 503 kg drugs in 21 operations; arrests 23.

RAWALPINDI: Anti Narcotics Force (ANF) Pakistan seized 503 kg Narcotics valuing Rs 1.01 billion in international market, arrested 23 culprits and impounded eight vehicles while conducting 21 counter-narcotic strikes during last seven days.

According to ANF spokesman, the seized drugs comprised of 102.31 kg Hashish, 376.6 kg Opium, 13.934 kg Heroin, 4.625 kg Methamphetamine (Ice) and 5.184 kg Amphetamine (Ice).

As per details, ANF Rawalpindi arrested an accused namely Insaf Gul resident of Hangu at Islamabad International Airport and recovered 1.130 Kg Amphetamine (Ice) from his bag. In another operation, ANF Rawalpindi Intercepted a car near Tarnol Railway Crossing, GT Road, Islamabad and recovered 3.580 kg Heroin which was concealed in four ladies suits (Lehengas) placed in car and front door of the vehicle. A person onboard namely Saleem Khan r/o Peshawar was arrested on the spot. In third operation, ANF Rawalpindi arrested an accused person namely Muhammad Shahzad r/o Sheikhupura and recovered one kg Opium and one kg Hashish from his personal possession. He was arrested near Tarkai Toll Plaza, main GT Road, Jehlum. In fourth operation, ANF Rawalpindi arrested an accused namely Saqib Khan r/o Nowshera at Islamabad International Airport and recovered 2.920 kg Amphetamine (Ice) from his travelling bag. In fifth operation, ANF Rawalpindi arrested an accused person namely Zahid Hussain r/o Gujrat at Islamabad International Airport and recovered 10.354 kg Heroin which was concealed in his trolley bag. In sixth operation, ANF Rawalpindi arrested an accused namely Muhammad Shahid r/o Sawabi at Islamabad International Airport and recovered 1.134 Kg Amphetamine (Ice) which was soaked in his Ihram. In seventh operation, ANF Rawalpindi on intelligence based information intercepted a Bedford Truck near Baga Morr, GT Road, Islamabad and recovered 308.4 kg Opium and 51.6 kg Hashish which was tactfully concealed in secret cavities of the vehicle. Resultantly two accused persons namely Said Afzal and Aziz ur Rehman both r/o Khyber Agency were arrested during the operation.

ANF Lahore intercepted a motorcycle near Sambrial Dry port, Sialkot and recovered 1.050 kg Hashish from personal possession of the arrested accused namely Muhammad Anwar r/o Sialkot. In another operation, ANF Lahore intercepted a motorcycle near Godar Chowk, Muzaffargarh and recovered 12 kg Hashish from personal possession of the two arrested accused persons identified as Ghulam Shabbir and Akhtar Abbas both r/o Muzaffargarh. In third operation, ANF Lahore intercepted a motorcycle near Godar Chowk, Muzaffargarh and recovered 4.8 kg Hashish from personal possession of the arrested accused namely Muhammad Ansar r/o Muzaffargarh. In fourth operation, ANF Lahore intercepted a car near Thokar Niaz Baig Interchange, Lahore and recovered 1.5 kg Hashish which was concealed in driving seat of the vehicle. A person onboard namely Niaz Ullah r/o Khyber Agency was arrested on the spot. In fifth operation, ANF Lahore arrested an accused namely Javed Khan r/o Khyber Agency and recovered 1.5 kg Hashish from his personal possession. He was arrested from Ali Hotel located near Ashfaq Chowk, Lahore.

In sixth operation, ANF Lahore arrested an accused namely Muhammad Tauseef r/o Faisalabad and recovered four kg Hashish from his personal possession.

He was arrested near Allied Morr, Sargodha Road, Faisalabad. In seventh operation, ANF Lahore recovered 500 grams Hashish from personal possession of the arrested accused namely Shahzad Masih r/o Multan.

He was arrested near Al-Abbas Wagon Stand, Multan. In eighth operation, ANF Lahore arrested an accused person namely Shafqat Ullah r/o Mandi Bahauddin and recovered five kg Hashish from his personal possession.

He was arrested near Faisal Movers Bus Terminal, Vehari Chowk, Multan. In ninth operation, ANF Lahore intercepted a motorcycle near Rural Health Center, Adda Baseera, Muzaffargarh and recovered two kg Hashish from personal possession of the two arrested accused persons namely Muhammad Hanif and Shamir Hussain both r/o Muzaffargarh.

ANF Peshawar conducted two separate operations at Peshawar International Airport and arrested two accused persons namely Syed Shams ul Haq and Muhammad Iqbal both r/o Nowshera and recovered 1.275 kg Methamphetamine (Ice) and 1.5 kg Methamphetamine (Ice) respectively which was tactfully concealed in their briefcase and travelling bag. In another operation, ANF Peshawar intercepted a car near Kohat Bridge, Ring Road, Peshawar and recovered 67.2 kg Opium and 16.8 kg Hashish from trunk of the vehicle.

A person onboard namely Asim Raza r/o Kohat was arrested on the spot. In third operation, ANF Peshawar arrested an accused namely Ali Sher r/o Buner at Peshawar International Airport and recovered 1.850 kg Methamphetamine (Ice) which was concealed in his bag. In fourth operation, ANF Peshawar intercepted a Doha bound parcel from cargo terminal located at Peshawar International Airport and recovered 560 grams Hashish which was concealed in 10x Trousers.

All cases have been registered at respective ANF Police Stations under CNS Act 1997 and further investigations are underway.
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Publication:Daily the Pak Banker (Lahore, Pakistan)
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Date:May 24, 2019
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