Rawalpindi - The anti-narcotics force (ANF) filed a bid of smuggling 2.4 tons of opium abroad, besides recovering huge quantity of drugs and arresting 9 smugglers in seven operations conducted across the country, informed ANF headquarters spokesman here on Monday.

He added that 3 vehicles were also seized by ANF while the worth of recovered drug was approximately Rs 4761 million in international market.

According to him, the ANF in 7 operations have been carried out at Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Haripur, Multan, Karachi and Pishin recovered huge quantity of drugs included 2.4 tons of opium, 920 grams of amphetamine (ice), 17.2-kg hashish and 7 grams cocaine.

The ANF also arrested 9 offenders involved in drug smuggling and seized 3 vehicles in these operations. Most of the recovered drugs were destined abroad, he said.

ANF Rawalpindi airport team during routine checking at Benazir Bhutto International Airport Islamabad detained a suspected passenger Muhammad Taj on suspicion of ingested heroin-filled capsules.

During interrogation, he confessed of having heroin-filled capsules in his stomach. The accused was shifted to Benazir Bhutto Hospital for recovery of heroin capsules. He intended to take off for Dubai by Emirates Airline flight number EK-615.

Similarly, ANF Rawalpindi arrested two individuals Naik Daraz Khan of Islamabad and Mehboob-ur-Rehman of Peshawar and recovered seven grams cocaine from their possession.

He said that ANF Quetta in a successful intelligence led operation seized 2372-kg opium from general area of Killi Pihari Shin, tehsil Bashore, district Pishin.

ANF Karachi Airport Team arrested Abdul Sattar Arain at Jinnah International Airport, Karachi and recovered 920 grams of amphetamine (ice) from his luggage.

ANF Karachi Airport Team also intercepted a passenger namely Muhammad Arshad of Sheikhupura who confessed of having ingested heroin-filled capsules. Separate cases have also been filed against all the detainees with ANF police stations while further investigation was on, the spokesman said.