ISLAMABAD: The Anti Narcotics Force (ANF) Tuesday recovered drugs worth Rs 480 million in eight countrywide operations.
Most of the seized drug was being smuggled for local use. ANF also arrested 10 people along with three vehicles. The recovered drugs comprise 446 kg of charas and five kg heroin in eight operations conducted at Rawalpindi, Lahore, Peshawar, Abbotabad, Sukkur and Hyderabad.
According to details, ANF Karachi seized a Suzuki High Roofed near Hyderabad City and recovered 400 Kgs of charas from secret cavities of the vehicle. Two drug smugglers Shahid Raza and Muhammad Imran were held at the spot. Reportedly, they were bringing the drugs from Balochistan and wanted to take to Karachi.
ANF Karachi seized a Suzuki Mehran car No AYW-019 near City Point Chowk, Sukkur City and recovered 40 kg charas concealed in secret cavities of the car. Two drug smugglers Ali Gohar son of Sono Khan, a resident of Khairpur and Muhammad Ismail were arrested on the spot. The drugs were being taken for handing over to street sellers.
The ANF Rawalpindi apprehended an accused Hamid Alla-ud-Din son of Alla-ud-Din and recovered 4 kgs of heroin concealed in his bag. He was arrested in an operation conducted at Ghausia Bus Stand, Pir Wadhai Mor, Rawalpindi. He was carrying drugs for local supply.
The ANF Lahore in an operation conducted near Allah Hoo Chowk, Johar Town, Lahore, apprehended a drug peddler Shamoon son of Gujar and recovered two kg charas from his possession. He was local supplier of drugs. Further, the ANF Lahore seized a parcel from DHL Courier Service Office, Gulberg, Lahore and recovered 970 grams of heroin concealed in a pair of boxing gloves. The parcel was intended for Canada.
ANF Peshawar on a search of a Suzuki Van (Applied For), recovered three kg charas from the van and apprehended three drug smugglers Yasir Ali son of Muhammad Afsar Khan, Zia-ur-Rehman son of Kamran Khan and Nasir Ali son of Ghulam Safdar, all residents of Abbotabad. The operation was conducted near Ayub Medical Complex, Abbotabad.
The ANF Peshawar Road Check Team during routine checking stopped a passenger van Hiace No. LES-6025 and recovered 500 grams of charas from the possession of a passenger Sardar Ali son of Syed Ahmed Jan. The ANF Peshawar seized a parcel from DHL Courier Service Office, Peshawar and recovered 110 grams of heroin concealed in a baby suit. The parcel was intended for Italy. All cases have been registered at ANF Police stations and further investigations are under progress.