Rawalpindi - The Anti Narcotics Force (ANF) conducted operations against drug mafia in different parts of the country and recovered huge quantity of narcotics besides arresting nine smugglers, informed ANF Headquarters spokesman on Monday.

He said the ANF seized 10.6 kg heroin, 2kg morphine, 10kg Charas and 1.2kg opium in nine operations carried out across the country. “During the operations, nine persons involved in drug trafficking were arrested and three vehicles were also seized. The value of recovered drugs approximately Rs96.19 million in international market,” he said.

He said that on information shared by the ANF Intelligence Wing, UK authorities seized 12kg heroin concealed in card boxes containing cover load of shirts. The consignment was exported through Qatar Air Cargo Services. No arrest could be made so far, however operation still goes in progress.

He said that the ANF Rawalpindi Road Check Team arrested a drug carrier Adil Rabbani and recovered 2kg heroin from his personal possession. In another action, the ANF Rawalpindi arrested a local drug supplier Adil Shazad at Mangla Bypass, Dina, district Jhelum and recovered 0.5kg heroin from his personal possession.

ANF Rawalpindi Gilgit team on a tip off intercepted a Toyota Corolla Car (GLT-2070) near Inam Guest House, main Bazaar, Gilgit and arrested a drug distributor Muhammad Tahir along with recovery of 1.5kg Charas. As per reports, the accused is presently residing at Jutial Colony, Gilgit and is involved in sale of drugs for local use.

ANF Lahore in an information-based operation seized a Suzuki Mehran Car (LRR-5852) near Gujrat Toll Plaza, GT Road, Gujrat and recovered 1.2kg Opium and 6kg Charas from the car. A drug carrier on board namely Shoukat Hafeez of Rawalpindi was taken into custody. As per reports, the accused was on his way to Sialkot for delivery of drugs to a local peddler.

ANF Karachi Airport Team during routine checking at Jinnah International Airport, Karachi seized a bag containing 7kg heroin from conveyer belt.

“However, the reported passenger namely Faisal Nadeem, resident of Karachi had already flown to Barcelona abandoning the bag unattended behind,” the spokesman said, adding that in a follow up of the case, ANF raided a place near Haji Aslam Hotel, Chota Gate, main Shahrah-e-Faisal, Karachi and arrested another accused Shahzad Baig of Karachi along with recovery of 1.1kg heroin.

ANF Karachi Airport Team during routine profiling at Jinnah International Airport, Karachi detained a passenger Hazrat Wali resident of Karachi and recovered 2kg Morphine from his personal possession. Morphine was concealed in his luggage. He intended to fly for Jeddah by Gulf Airline Flight No. GF-751.

ANF Karachi Airport Team detained a passenger Ehtesham-ul-Haq, resident of Nowshera, at the Jinnah International Airport, Karachi on suspicion of having gulped heroin filled capsules. During interrogation, the accused confessed of having ingested heroin filled capsules. He was shifted to hospital for recovery of heroin capsules. He intended to board for Dubai by Emirates Airline Flight number EK-605.

ANF Karachi apprehended a local resident Rahim Bux hailing from Hyderabad and recovered 1.3kg Charas from his personal possession. He was arrested in an operation carried out near main Gate, Pakola Factory, Mirpur Khas Road, Hyderabad. “As per information, he is involved in supply of drugs at street level,” he said.

ANF Karachi arrested an accused Muqaddar Ali, a resident of Hyderabad, and recovered 1.6kg of Charas from his personal possession. He was arrested from Sheedi Mohallah, Hostri, Hyderabad. “Cases have been registered against all the detainees at respective ANF Police Stations and further investigations were under process,” he informed.