ISLAMABAD: Anti Narcotics Force (ANF) has recovered 363.2 kg charas, 7 kg heroin and 2.5 kg opium, arresting nine drug smugglers.
ANF conducted seven countrywide operations in various cities including Attock, Peshawar, Lahore, Jamshoro and Hyderabad.
ANF also seized three vehicles during the operations, said a press release.
The value of recovered drugs approximately amounts to Rs. 414.7 million in international market.
According to details, ANF Lahore during routine surveillance near Haroon Express, Bus Stand, Thokar Niaz Baig, Lahore seized a Toyota Double Cabin Registered No. ICT-440-WD and recovered 7 kg herion concealed in secret cavities of the vehicle.
Two drug traffickers Abdul Wahid, resident of Khyber Agency and Afsar Ali, resident of Peshawar were arrested at the spot.
ANF Peshawar on pursuance of an intelligence report, intercepted a Truck (Isuzu) Registered No. X-0013-Shikrapur near Toll Plaza, Ring Road, Peshawar.
During search of the vehicle, 350.4 kg charas was recovered from improvised cavities made in front wall of vehicle’s body.
Two accused namely Lal Pur Khan and Abid Gul, both residents of Khyber Agency were taken into custody.
ANF Peshawar in another operation, recovered 4.8 kg charas from personal possession of an accused Kamran Khan, a resident of Peshawar.
He was arrested from a passenger coach near main Motorway Toll Plaza, Peshawar.
Charas was concealed in his luggage.
ANF Rawalpindi stopped a suspected Suzuki Alto Car No. LEA-583 at a Road Check near Haji Shah More, GT Road, Attock.
During search of the vehicle, 2.5 kg opium was recovered from secret cavity made in the floor of the car.
An accused namely Ehsan Ullah Khan, resident of Karak was taken into custody.
ANF Karachi arrested 3 local drug peddlers in three different operations conducted at Hyderabad and Jamshoro.
According to details, a local drug supplier Nisar Janwari, resident of Dadu was arrested near Rajputana Hospital, Hyderabad along with recovery of 3 kg charas.
After initial investigation, his accomplice Shafqat Ali, resident of Dadu was also arrested near Gido Chowk, Hyderabad city along with recovery of 2 kg charas from his personal possession.
Moreover, ANF raided a place near Railway Gate, Jamshoro city and arrested a local drug peddler namely Bushkal Sulangi, resident of Jamshoro along with 3 kg charas.
Cases have been registered against all the detainees at respective ANF Police Stations and further investigations are under process.