RAWALPINDI - Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) during its countrywide operations recovered a huge quantity of narcotics and arrested six smugglers, besides impounding two vehicles being used in transporting the drugs, informed ANF Headquarter spokesman here on Thursday.
The narcotics, including Charas and heroin weighing 472-kg, were seized during operations in Rawalpindi, Peshawar, Lahore, Multan and Karachi, he informed. A total of 6 accused were held and two vehicles were impounded, he said.
According to him, ANF Peshawar intercepted a Suzuki pickup (LEH-6488) and recovered 300-kg Charas. However, the driver of the vehicle managed to escape, taking advantage of darkness and rush in the area. Similarly, a total of 162-kg of Charas was recovered from a car by the force on Khanewal Road. Three smugglers were nabbed custody of whom a pistol was also recovered.
In Lahore, ANF handcuffed one Asim on account of having 2.4-kg Charas whereas 1.2-kg Charas was found from the possession of a person.
ANF foiled a heroin smuggling bid by recovering 1.3-kg of heroin from a passenger Younus Maseh, who was planning to travel via Kuwait Airline at Allama Iqbad International Airport Lahore.
In a separate operation, ANF Lahore seized 5-kg of Charas from Niazi Bus Stand. An accused namely Ali Raza has been arrested. The drugs were tactfully concealed in his bag.
ANF Rawalpindi recovered 1.5-kg heroin from two cartons of kitchen items. Parcel was booked from Islamabad and was destined to Australia through UPS Courier Service. ANF Karachi recovered 285 grams heroin from a parcel. Drugs were concealed in books. The parcel was booked by Zahid Khadim from Mirpur Mathelo to Prince Jo Groeneveen of Netherlands.
Cases have been registered in ANF Police Stations and further investigations were under process, the spokesman added.