RAWALPNDI: ANF in its drive against drug trafficking seized mega cache of drugs worth Rs 10.2 billion in international market. The seized drugs comprised 7.8 Ton Opium, 4.4 Ton Poppy Straw and 70 Kg Hashish. During the operation, ANF also arrested 5 persons involved in drug smuggling and impounded 2 vehicles. Most of the seized drugs were destined abroad.

According to details, ANF Rawalpindi Road Check Team while acting on a tip-off, intercepted a Truck Registered No. C-2781-Mardan near Tarnol, GT Road, Rawalpindi and recovered 4400 Kg Poppy Straw loaded on the truk. Driver of the truck, identified as Iftikhar Khan, a resident of Peshawar was taken into custody. According to initial information, Poppy Straw was being transferred to Southern Punjab for preparation of drug.

ANF Quetta in 2 different intelligence led operations launched at Killi Nasai and Killi Dilsoore, Tehsil Muslim Bagh, District Qilla Saifullah, seized huge consignments of Opium weighing 4604 and 3243 Kg respectively. Total weight of seized drug is 7844 Kg. Both drug consignments were stocked at desolate sites situated in the folding of mountainous terrain far away from the populated area. As per report, the drug consignments were to be shifted to some safe location at Costal Belt for onward transportation to some foreign territory after receipt of safe signal.

ANF Lahore intercepted a car near Thokar Niaz Baig, Multan Road Bypass, Lahore and recovered 10.2 Kg Hashish concealed in it. Two drug traffickers including Fazal Malik and Sami-ul-Haq, residents of Khyber Agency were also arrested during operations. As per initial information, they arrived here to deliver drug to some local drug suppliers at Lahore.

ANF Peshawar Road Check Team recovered 9.6 Kg Hashish from personal possession of an accused Arshad Khan and his lady accomplice named Shahida, both residents of Peshawar, while they were travelling to Mardan in a passenger van. They were arrested at GT Road near Pabi, Nowshehra.

ANF Karachi in an information based raid at a place adjacent to Bismillah Market Sabzi Mandi, Super Highway, Karachi, seized 50 Kg Hashish which was concealed in dense bushes.

Cases have been registered at respective ANF Police Stations and further investigation is underway.