Rawalpindi-The Anti Narcotics Force (ANF) has carried out countrywide operations against drug mafia and seized 1568.32 Kg narcotics besides apprehending 27 suspected smugglers, informed ANF HQ spokesman on Wednesday.

ANF also impounded seven vehicles being used by smugglers to transport drugs from one place to another, he said.

The value of recovered drugs is said to be 37.90 million US dollars in the international markets, he informed.

According to him, Anti Narcotics Force seized 1568.32 Kg Drugs worth US$ 37.90 million internationally, arrested 27 persons including one woman and impounded seven vehicles while conducting 33 counter narcotics operations throughout the country. The seized drugs comprised 15.83 Kg Heroin, 593.30 Kg Hashish, 848 Kg Opium, 98.18 Kg Methamphetamine (Ice) and 13 Kg Cannabis (Bhang).

ANF Balochistan recovered 1221 Kg drugs in four operations while arrested two accused persons in drug smuggling and seized one vehicle. The seized drugs comprised 1 Kg Heroin, 360 Kg Hashish, 772 Kg Opium and 88 Kg Methamphetamine (Ice).

ANF KP recovered 215.95 Kg drugs in seven operations while six persons arrested in drug trafficking and seized one vehicle. The seized drugs comprised 6.50 Kg Heroin, 162.20 Kg Hashish, 43.20 Kg Opium and 4.05 Kg Methamphetamine (Ice).    

ANF Punjab recovered 90.71 Kg drugs in 11 operations while arrested six persons in drug smuggling and seized three vehicles. The seized drugs comprised 6.75 Kg Heroin, 49.80 Kg Hashish, 29.80 Kg Opium and 4.36 Kg Methamphetamine (Ice).

ANF Sindh recovered 34.90 Kg drugs in four operations while five persons arrested in drug smuggling. 

The seized drugs comprised 18.90 Kg Hashish, 3 Kg Opium and 13 Kg Cannabis (Bhang).

ANF North recovered 5.75 Kg drugs in seven operations, arrested eight persons in drug smuggling including one woman while seized two vehicles. The seized drugs comprised 1.57 Kg Heroin, 2.40 Kg Hashish and 1.77 Kg Methamphetamine (Ice).

All cases have been registered at respective ANF Police Stations under CNS Act 1997 (Amended 2022) and further investigations are under process.