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
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.

The writer is a member of the staff. He can be accessed on Twitter @iamnozair


Today Open Market Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - 16 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 16, 2024 (Sunday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 296 and selling rate is 299 while British Pound rate is 349.7 for buying, and 353.25 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.80.

Currency Rates in Pakistan

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.50 280.65
Euro EUR 296 299
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.7 353.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 74.8 75.6
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.8 73.55
Australian Dollar AUD 182 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.18 749.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206
China Yuan CNY 38.43 38.83
Danish Krone DKK 40.18 40.58
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.66 36.01
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.9 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 909.34 909.34
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.3 59.9
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.79 172.79
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.97 26.27
Omani Riyal OMR 723.88 731.88
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203.65 205.65
Swedish Korona SEK 26.4 26.7
Swiss Franc CHF 311.9 314.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.58 7.73


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