Rawalpindi-The Anti Narcotics Force (ANF) has carried out countrywide operation against the drug mafia and held 46 suspected smugglers besides seizing 4073 kg of drugs worth $243.82 million from their possession, informed an ANF spokesman on Friday.

Of 46 suspects, three were female smugglers and other three were foreign nationals held by ANF, he said, adding that some 14 vehicles have also been impounded.

The value of seized drugs is said to be$ 243.82 million.

According to ANF spokesman, the seized drugs comprised 37.708 Kg of heroin, 3424.58 Kg of hashish, 602.6 Kg of opium, 0.598 Kg of amphetamine, 1.717 Kg of methamphetamine (Ice), 0.637 Kg of cocaine,     3 litres of prohibited chemical and other drugs.

ANF Balochistan recovered 2607 Kg of drugs in 8 operations while arrested 14 accused and seized 4 vehicles. The seized drugs comprised 2307 Kg of hashish, 300 Kg of opium and              2 SMGs with 6 magazines, 180 rounds and a rocket launcher.

ANF Punjab recovered 240.74 Kg of drugs in 13 operations while arrested 10 accused and seized 3   vehicles. The seized drugs comprised 31.198 Kg of heroin, 163.25 Kg of hashish, 44.4 Kg of opium,   and 0.232 Kg of cocaine.

ANF KP recovered 770.985 Kg drugs and 3 litres of prohibited chemical in 11 operations while arrested 7 accused including 3   Afghan nationals and seized 2 vehicles. The seized drugs comprised 3.58 Kg of heroin, 538.6 Kg of hashish, 227 Kg of opium, 0.405 Kg of cocaine and 10900   Xanax Tabs (1.400 Kg).

ANF Sindh recovered 335.771 Kg of drugs in 6 operations while arrested 8 accused including 3 women and seized 3 vehicles. The seized drugs comprised 1.064 Kg of heroine, 334.65 Kg of hashish and 0.057 Kg of methamphetamine (Ice).ANF North recovered 118.704 Kg of drugs in 10 operations, arrested 7 accused and seizWWed 2   vehicles. The seized drugs comprised 1.866 Kg  of heroin, 81.08 Kg of hashish, 31.200 Kg of opium, 0.598 Kg of amphetamine, 22200  clonazepam Tabs (3.900 Kg) and 0.06 Kg  of weed.

All cases have been registered at respective ANF police stations under CNS Act 1997 and further investigations are under progress, the spokesman added.