ANF arrests 68 suspected smugglers

Rawalpindi – The Anti Narcotics Force (ANF) has launched countrywide operation against drug mafia and held 68 suspected smugglers besides seizing huge quantity of narcotics from their possession, informed ANF HQ spokesman on Thursday. A total of 32 vehicles have also been impounded by the ANF which were being used by smugglers for transportation of drugs from one place to another, he added. According to him, the ANF seized more than 7792 kg narcotics during operation against drug mafia and arrested 68 suspected smugglers including three women and two foreigners. The seized drugs comprised 230.501 kg Heroin, 7040.417 kg Hashish, 262 kg Opium, 2.150 kg Amphetamine, 13.936 kg Methamphetamine (Ice), 210 kg Morphine, 27.800 kg Ketamine, 0.048 kg Weed, 0.616 kg Ecstasy Tablets, 5 kg Xanax Tablets, 1260 litres Acetic Anhydride Chemical 22.820 kg Aximax Tablets, he added. He said ANF Balochistan recovered 1950.34 kg drugs, 1260 litres Acetic Anhydride Chemical and 1000 kg Sulphur Powder in 15 operations while arrested 11 accused persons including one foreigner and seized nine vehicles. The seized drugs comprised 213 kg Heroin, 1396 kg Hashish, 100 kg Opium, 3.540 kg Methamphetamine (Ice), 210 kg Morphine and 27.800 kg Ketamine. ANF Punjab recovered 22.799 kg drugs in 13 operations while arrested 11 accused persons in drug smuggling and seized four vehicles. The seized drugs comprised 5.499 kg Heroin, 15.95 kg Hashish and 1.350 kg Methamphetamine (Ice). ANF KP recovered 418.869 kg drugs in 18 operations while arrested 16 persons including one foreigner in trafficking of narcotics and seized three vehicles. The seized drugs comprised 2 kg Heroin, 304.583 kg Hashish, 100.800 kg Opium, 6.056 kg Methamphetamine (Ice), 0.430 kg Ecstasy Tablets (714 x Tabs) and 5 kg Xanax Tablets (28100 x Tabs). ANF Sindh recovered 5118.19 kg drugs in nine operations while arrested five accused persons in drug smuggling and seized four vehicles. The seized drugs comprised 2.450 kg Heroin, 5114.200 kg Hashish and 1.540 kg Methamphetamine (Ice). ANF North recovered 282.27 kg drugs in 24 operations, arrested 25 accused persons including three women involved in drug smuggling while seized 12 vehicles. The seized drugs comprised 7.552 kg Heroin, 209.684 kg Hashish, 61.200 kg Opium, 2.150 kg Amphetamine, 1.450 kg Methamphetamine (Ice), 0.048 kg Weed and 0.186 kg Ecstasy Tablets (230 x Tabs). Separate cases have been registered against the detained smugglers at respective ANF Police Stations.

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