Rawalpindi - The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) held a Philippine lady at Benazir Bhutto Islamabad International Airport (BBIIA) and recovered 1.8 kilograms cocaine from her possession.

Similarly, the force also recovered 1.95 tons narcotics during raids against drug mafia across the country, informed ANF spokesman here on Tuesday. He said that the worth of recovered narcotics was Rs 3,897 million in international market.

According to him, ANF team during routine checking at BBIIA detained a Philippine lady Emelita Escala Hernandez and recovered 1.8-kg cocaine from her possession. He added that cocaine was tactfully concealed in packing of metallic glasses. She arrived at Islamabad from Brazil via Doha by Qatar Airline flight number QA-614.

Meanwhile, the ANF conducted four operations in Islamabad, Attock and Pishin which resulted in seizure of 1.9 tons opium and 7.2-kg hashish.The ANF also arrested seven persons. During operations, two vehicles were also confiscated.

ANF Rawalpindi busted a drug trafficking organisation operating in Rawalpindi and arrested five drug traffickers. The gang was involved in peddling of drugs, particularly, supply of hashish in Rawalpindi city. The operation resulted in recovery of 7.2-kg hashish, he said and added that ANF Rawalpindi acting upon information intercepted a car (HD-878) near Tarnol railway crossing, Islamabad, and recovered 4.8-kg hashish concealed in it. Two drug smugglers Munir Ahmed and Muhammad Adnan along with a drug recipient Ajab Gul were taken into custody at the spot. On pointation of the arrested persons, another operation was conducted in which a drug trafficker Noor Muhammad resident of Kohat along with a local recipient namely Shabeer resident of Rawalpindi were arrested with recovery of 2.4-kg hashish from their possession. Both were arrested while riding on a motorcycle near Shamsabad area.

ANF Rawalpindi recovered 1.5-kg opium from personal possession of an accused Altaf Khan. He was arrested at Dhullian Cowk, Pindi Gheb, Attock. The individual was reported to be a drug supplier at local level. Cases have been registered against all the arrested accused under CNS Act 1997 and further investigations are under progress, the spokesperson informed.