The Anti Narcotics Force (ANF) in its three different operations at Chakwal, Faisalabad and Lahore, recovered 748 kg hashish and 5 kg heroin. At least four drug traffickers were arrested three vehicles were seized during the operations.
The seized drugs are worth Rs 489 million in the international market.
According to details, ANF Rawalpindi received information through its source that a huge drug consignment is intended to be transported to Punjab.
On pursuance of information, a road check was established at Talagang Chakwal Road.
During the course of surveillance, a mini truck stopped at some distance from the ANF road check. Suspecting the situation, the ANF team approached the vehicle and took it into custody. However, the persons on board had already managed to flee from the scene after leaving the vehicle unattended. On searching the vehicle, 700 Kg hashish was recovered from the truck.
ANF Lahore intercepted a car at Thokar Niaz Baig interchange, Lahore, and recovered 48 Kg hashish concealed in secret cavities of the car. The drug was packed in plastic packets, each containing 1.2 Kg drug. Two drug traffickers named Fazal-ur-Rehman and Khan Badshah; both residents of Sawat, were also arrested during the operation.
In another operation, ANF Lahore intercepted a car at main Motorway Toll Plaza, Faisalabad, recovering 5 Kg heroin from possession of two persons on board, identified as Akbar Khan and Abdul Rehman.