Anti Narcotics Force foiled attempts to smuggle drugs – Seized 338 Kg drugs worth Rs 910 millions, arrested 13 persons including 3 ladies in 12 operations

Islamabad, July 02, 2015 (PPI-OT): ANF in 12 operations across the country, thwarted several attempts to smuggle drugs and seized 22 Kg Heroin, 315 Kg Charas, 1.6 Kg Methamphetamine (Ice) and 800 Psychotropic Tablets. During these operations, ANF also arrested 13 persons including 3 lady drug traffickers and impounded 1 vehicle. The worth of recovered drugs is approximately Rs. 910 Million in International Market. Most of the recovered Heroin was destined abroad.

According to details, ANF Rawalpindi Airport Team detained a suspected passenger named Asjad Iqbal, resident of Gujrat at Benazir International Airport, Islamabad. During search of his luggage, 78 Heroin filled capsules, containing 530 Gram Heroin were recovered from his luggage. The accused intended to board for Greece via Doha by Qatar Airline Flight No. QR-631.

ANF Rawalpindi Road Check Team during routine checking at Iqbal Shaheed Toll Plaza, GT Road Attock, arrested a lady drug carrier named Laila Shaheen, resident of Gujrat and recovered 2.5 Kg Charas from her personal possession. She was arrested from a passenger bus bound for Gujrat.

ANF Rawalpindi Team during search of a passenger van at Chungi No. 26, GT Road, Rawalpindi, arrested an accused named Muhammad Irshad resident of Batagram and recovered 8 Kg Charas concealed in his passenger bag. As per initial investigations, he intended to deliver the drug to a local drug peddler at Rawalpindi.

ANF Rawalpindi Road Check Team in an operation carried near Mullah Mansoor Toll Plaza, GT Road, Attock, arrested a drug carrier namely Muhammad Adnan resident of Peshawar alongwith recovery of 5 Kg Charas, found in his personal custody. The accused was arrested from a passenger van heading towards Rawalpindi.

ANF Lahore Airport Team during routine checking at Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore detained 3 passengers including Aamir Ashiq, and 2 ladies namely Ameer Beghum and Ghouria Farhan, residents of Lahore on suspicion of smuggling drugs. The search of their luggage resulted in recovery of 11.3 Kg Heroin, which was concealed in their bags. They intended to fly for Colombo by Etihad Airline Flight No.EY-240.

ANF Lahore intercepted a Canada bound parcel containing ladies shirts at DHL courier office, Gulberg Lahore and recovered 300 grams Heroin concealed inside the packing. The said parcel was being dispatched by Naveed Ahmed resident of Kasoor and was intended to be received by Mr. Samuel John, residing in Canada.

ANF Lahore Airport team detained a passenger identified as Zahoor Ahmed resident of Sargodha at Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore on suspicion of carrying drugs. The detailed search of his trolley bag led to recovery of 600 Gram Methamphetamine (Ice). The accused intended to take off for Jaddah by Shaheen Airline Flight No. NL-717.

ANF Lahore Airport Team intercepted a passenger identified as Sakhi Bux resident of Dera Ghazi Khan at Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore and recovered 1 Kg Methamphetamine (Ice) which was concealed in his trolley bag. The accused intended to board for Jaddah via Dubai by Emirates Airline Flight No.EK-623. ANF Peshawar Airport team arrested an accused namely Muhammad Anwar resident of Mardan and recovered 3 Kg Heroin concealed in his trolley bag and laptop. The accused intended to fly for Dubai by Emirates Airline flight No. EK-637.

ANF Karachi Sea Port Team seized 18 Kg Heroin from a container at Karachi International Container Terminal. The container was destined for Malaysia and Heroin was concealed in furniture items. One individual named Khursheed present near scene was also taken into custody for investigation.

ANF Karachi Road Check Team intercepted a double cabin Toyota pickup registered No.8858 near Govt Physical Education College, Sukkur and recovered 300 Kg Charas tactfully concealed in improvised cavities of the vehicle. A person on board namely Muhammad Asif resident of Karachi was also arrested during the operation. As per initial reports, he was transporting the drugs to Karachi city for local consumption.

ANF Karachi Airport Team during routine profiling at Jinnah International Airport, held a Bangladeshi National namely Naseem Hassan for carrying 800 Psychotropic (Ritalin Tablets). The accused was boarding for Dhaka by PIA Flight No. PK-266. Cases have been registered against all the detainees at respective police stations and investigations are under process.

For more information, contact:
Anti Narcotics Task Force (ANTF)
Minister for Narcotics Control
Tel: +92-51-9260535
Fax: +92-51-9260208