RAWALPINDI -The Anti Narcotics Force (ANF) has launched countrywide operation against drug mafia and seized more than 1,277 kg drugs besides arresting 33 suspected smugglers, informed ANF spokesman on Thursday. The ANF also impounded 15 vehicles of different made being used for transporting drugs from one and to another place, he said. The value of seized narcotics is said to be 27.3 million US dollars in the international market, he mentioned.  According to him, ANF recovered 1277.7 kg narcotics and arrested 33 suspected smugglers including one foreigner while conducting 28 counter narcotics operations in the country.

He said that ANF impounded 15 vehicles.

The seized drugs comprised 14.8 kg Heroin, 596.8 kg Hashish, 613.2 kg Opium, 52.6 kg Methamphetamine (Ice) and 0.2 kg Weed.

ANF Balochistan recovered 654 kg drugs in four operations while arrested two accused persons including one foreigner in drug smuggling and seized three vehicles. The seized drugs comprised 5 kg Heroin, 96 kg Hashish, 552 kg Opium and 1 Kg Methamphetamine (Ice).

ANF Punjab recovered 12.1 kg drugs in three operations while arrested four persons in drug smuggling and seized one vehicle. The seized drugs comprised 2.2 kg Heroin, 7.2 kg Hashish, 2.4 kg Opium and 0.3 kg Methamphetamine (Ice).

ANF KPK recovered 3.1 kg drugs in two operations while two persons arrested in drug trafficking. The seized drugs comprised 0.7 kg Heroin and 2.4 kg Hashish.

ANF Sindh recovered 349.3 kg drugs in seven operations while 10 persons arrested in drug smuggling and seized five vehicles. The seized drugs comprised 2.6 kg Heroin, 297.4 kg Hashish and 49.3 kg Methamphetamine (Ice).

ANF North recovered 259.1 kg drugs in 12 operations, arrested 15 persons in drug smuggling while seized six vehicles. The seized drugs comprised 4.2 kg Heroin, 193.8 kg Hashish, 58.8 kg Opium, 1.9 kg Methamphetamine (Ice) and 0.2 kg Weed.

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