Rawalpindi - The Anti Narcotics Force (ANF) carried out eight operations in different parts of country and seized 321kg drugs and arrested eight smugglers, including three women, informed ANF Headquarters Spokesman Samiullah Khan here yesterday.

He said that the drugs seized by ANF included 2.5kg heroin, 318kg Hashish and 500gram Opium and also arrested eight persons, including 3 women, involved in smuggling of drugs.

According to him, ANF Rawalpindi arrested two drug carriers, including a woman named Fouzia Bibi, resident of Haripur along with her male accomplice Abdul Haq, resident of Peshawar.

The operation resulted in recovery of 7kg Hashish from them.

The ANF team also arrested another smuggler Zeeshan Iqbal, resident of Rawalpindi from Taxila Bus Stop, Rawalpindi and recovered of 500gram Opium from him.

ANF Lahore Airport Team, he said, during routine profiling at Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore, detained a suspected woman namely Shabana Bibi who intended to board Colombo flight number MJ 186.

During interrogation, the accused confessed of carrying Heroin filled capsules. Later on, 500gram heroin was recovered from the capsules. ANF Lahore Airport Team also held a passenger identified as Ghulam Abbas resident of Chakwal at Faisalabad Airport and recovered 2kg heroin from his trolley bag. The accused intended to board for Jeddah by Qatar Airlines flight number QR-623.

He said that ANF Peshawar recovered 2.4kg Hashish from possession of a lady namely Sultan Zari alias Dilshad while she was traveling in a Rawalpindi-bound passenger van near Main Motorway Toll Plaza, Peshawar. The ANF Karachi, he informed, on pursuance of an information, raided a premises situated at Sing Lane, Chakivara Road, Lyari, Karachi and seized 215kg Hashish from the place.

In another operation, ANF Karachi Airport Team apprehended a suspected passenger namely Akbar Ali, resident of Charsadah at Jinnah International Airport, Karachi, who confessed of having Heroin filled capsules during interrogation.

The accused intended to board for Abu Dhabi by PIA flight number PK-237. Yet in another operation, ANF Karachi searched a car (QAG 9233) on Super Highway near Karachi, recovering 48kg Hashish from secret cavities of the car. A drug carrier namely Abdul Saeed was also taken into custody.

ANF Quetta seized 46kg Hashish while carrying out an intelligence-led operation near Coastal Highway, Gawadar.