1,995 kg drugs worth RS1.68b seized; 5 culprits arrested

06:54 PM | 29 Jan, 2019
1,995 kg drugs worth RS1.68b seized; 5 culprits arrested
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ISLAMABAD – The Anti-Narcotics Force Pakistan on Tuesday seized 1995.475 kilograms drugs valuing Rs1.684 billion internationally.

The Force also arrested five culprits and impounded three vehicles while conducting seven counter-narcotic strikes throughout the country.

According to ANF, the seized drugs comprised of 113.7 Kg Hashish, 1361 Kg Opium, 475 Gram Heroin, 520 Kg Morphine and 2319x Xanax Tabs (weighing 300 Gram).

ANF Rawalpindi intercepted a Toyota Land Cruiser vehicle at Chach Motorway Interchange and recovered 105 Kg Hashish and 10 Kg Opium from the vehicle. A person onboard Jan Rasool resident of Peshawar was also arrested from the vehicle.

In another operation, ANF Rawalpindi arrested Sabir Hussain a resident of Punyal Road, Gilgit and recovered 2.7 Kg Hashish from his personal possession.

In yet another intelligence-based operation, ANF Rawalpindi intercepted a Vitz Car at Shaheen Cargo, Old Airport Road, Rawalpindi and recovered 475 Gram Heroin concealed in an Ice Cream Machine placed in the vehicle. A person onboard namely Ghulam Mohi Ud Din Resident of Peshawar was also arrested from the vehicle.

Separately, in an intelligence-based operation, ANF Quetta intercepted a Surf vehicle (without Number) from Killi Shine Naraki, Tehsil Toba Achakzai, District Qila Abdullah and recovered 1350 Kg Opium and 520 Kg Morphine from the vehicle.

ANF Lahore intercepted a parcel containing one baby bed, one baby blanket, two baby dresses and two ladies bags having soaked liquid Heroin in all items being sent to Canada from a Courier Service office near Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore.

ANF Peshawar arrested Tanveer Ahmed resident of Lower Dir from Peshawar International Airport and recovered 2319 Xanax Tablets (weighing 300 Gram) concealed in five plastic bottles present in his luggage. Arrested accused intended to fly for Riyadh by flight No. SV-793.

ANF Karachi arrested Harish Kumar resident of Tharparkar and recovered 6 Kg Hashish and 1 Kg Opium along with Rs1706600/- cash from his personal possession. The accused was arrested from Town Committee Chowk, Islam Kot, Tehsil Mithi, Distt Tharparkar.

All cases have been registered at respective ANF Police Stations under CNS Act 1997 and further investigations are underway.