Islamabad, November 05, 2014 (PPI-OT): ANF in its drive against drug trafficking, conducted 14 operations at Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Attock, Lahore, Faisalabad, Peshawar, Karachi and Lasbela. The operations resulted in recovery of 161 Kgs of Heroin, 34 Kgs of Charas, 2.7 Kgs of Opium, and arrest of 16 offenders including 2 ladies involved in drug trafficking. During these operations, 3 vehicles were also seized. Most of the recovered drug was being transported to be smuggled abroad. The worth of recovered drugs amounts to Rs. 1110 million approximately in International Market.
According to details, ANF Baluchistan in pursuance of information, intercepted a Hino Oil Tanker No. CHI-0089 at Zero Point, Ormora, Coastal Higway, District Lasbela. On search of the vehicle, 160 Kgs of fine quality Heroin was found concealed inside the additional fuel tank. Heroin was tactfully packed in 8 polythene bags, each contained 20 Kg Heroin. Two drug smugglers namely Moula Bux s/o Abdullah r/o Gawadar and Maqsood Ahmed s/o Mehmood r/o Kech were arrested at the spot and vehicle seized.
As per information, Heroin was being transported from Hub side to Karachi, and was intended to be smuggled abroad. ANF Lahore conducted an operation near main gate Jinnah Hospital, and recovered 5.5 Kgs of Charas, while arresting 3 individuals including 2 ladies namely Shazia w/o Zahid Khan r/o Khuber Agency, Asma d/o Asghar Khan r/o Nowshera and their male accomplice Muhammad Imran s/o Asghar Khan r/o Nowshera. Charas was concealed in their luggage. According to information, all the accused came from Peshawar to deliver drugs to a local distributor at Lahore.
ANF Lahore recovered 3 Kgs of Charas from personal possession of Waris Khan s/o Noor Bahadar r/o Distict Sawabi. He was taken into custody from Niazi Bus Stand, Bund Road, Lahore. The accused is reported to be a drug carrier and reached Lahore for handing over drug to a local drug seller. ANF Lahore apprehended an accused Dolat Khan s/o Mir Khan r/o Charsaddah and recovered 2.2 Kgs of Opium from his personal possession. He was arrested near Gourmet Bakers, G-1 Market, Johar Town.
According to initial information, the accused is a professional drug carrier and was going for delivery of drugs to a local peddler. ANF Lahore Road Check Team conducted an operation near main Motorway Toll Plaza, Faisalabad, detained an accused Muhammad Waris s/o Bashir Ahmed r/o Chiniot
and recovered 2.4 Kgs of Charas from his personal possession. He was arrested from a passenger bus coming from Peshawar. According to initial investigation, the accused was transporting drugs to Chiniot for local use.
ANF Rawalpindi conducted an operation near main Bus Stand, Attock City and recovered 1.5 Kgs of Charas from an Afghan national Abd-ur-Rehman s/o Din Muhammad. According to initial investigations, the accused is currently residing at Afghan Refugee Camp No. 15, District Haripur and is involved in supply of drugs to local suppliers in nearby cities. He reached Attock City for delivery of drugs to a local peddler.
ANF Rawalpindi intercepted a consignment at APX Courier Office, containing Mini Hanging Balls used as interior decoration for cars, and recovered 335 Grams of Heroin concealed inside the consignment. As per reports, the consignment was dispatched by Nasir Jamal r/o Sialkot and was intended for a recipient namely John Cawley residing at Hudderfields, West Yorkshire, UK. ANF Rawalpindi in an operation conducted near Shell Petrol Pump, Ali Pur Farash, Lehtrar Road, Islamabad and apprehended Ghulam Shabir s/o Rehmat Hussain r/o Islamabad along with 500 Grams of Charas.
According to initial information, the accused is involved in drug peddling at local level. ANF Rawalpindi Airport Team intercepted a passenger Naveed Masih s/o Ram Lal r/o Mardan at Benazir International Airport, Islamabad who confessed of having ingested Heroin filled capsules. Later on, he was shifted to Benazir Bhutto Hospital, Rawalpindi for recovery of capsules.
He was to fly for Abu Dhabi by Shaheen Airline Flight No. NL-551. ANF Rawalpindi seized a Toyota Corolla Car No. 196-572-Karachi at Burhan Motorway Interchange, District and recovered 8 Kgs of Charas (Garada) concealed in secret cavities of the car. A drug trafficker namely Shabir Shah Afridi s/o Tamash Khan Afridi r/o Khyber Agency was also held at the spot. Charas was contained in 16 packets each containing 500 Grams.
According to initial information, he was coming from Peshawar and was on his way to Narowal for distribution of drugs to a local supplier. ANF Peshawar Airport Team detained a foreign bound passenger Mustaqeem Shah s/o Qamar Shah r/o Mardan at Peshawar Airport and recovered 800 Grams of Heroin concealed in his shoes.
He intended to take off for Kualalampur, Malaysia by PIA Flight No. PK-894. ANF Peshawar Road Check Team during search of a Hiace Van near main Motorway Toll Plaza, Peshawar, and recovered 1 Kg of Charas (Garda). During the operation an individual namely Nazir Muhammad s/o Shah Muhammad r/o Khyber Agency was also arrested. Charas was kept in his passenger’s bag. According to details, he was coming from Peshawar and was on his way to Rawalpindi for supply of drug to a local peddler.
ANF Peshawar Road Check Team arrested a passenger Syed Daud Shah s/o Syed Noor Muhammad Shah r/o Peshawar and recovered 6 Kgs of Charas (Garda) and 500 Grmas of Opium from his personal possession. Drug was packed in 5 polythene packets each containing 1200 Grams and was placed inside his hand bag. He was taken into custody near main Motorway Toll Plaza, Peshawar while travelling in a passenger Hiace Van coming from Peshawar. According to reports, the accused was proceeding for Rawalpindi for disposal of drugs.
ANF Karachi in an operation carried out near Ghazni Khel, Auto Bhan Road, Hyderabad city, held a local supplier Bakht Nazir s/o Nazir Badshah r/o Hyderabad along with 6 Kgs of Charas in his personal possession. The accused is reported to be involved in supply of drugs to nearby localities. All cases have been registered at ANF Police Stations and further investigations are under progress.
For more information, contact:
Anti Narcotics Task Force (ANTF)
Minister for Narcotics Control
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