ISLAMABAD: The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) seized 40 kilogrammes of narcotics and arrested 23 suspects during separate operations across the country.The seized drugs comprised 33.4 kg hashish, 3.4 kg heroin, 3.3 kg amphetamine and 300 grams cocaine. ANF Rawalpindi arrested suspect Islam Gul, a resident of Mardan, from Benazir Bhutto International Airport, who was travelling to Saudi Arabia. A total of 780 grams of amphetamine concealed in his bag was seized from him. In another operation, ANF Rawalpindi arrested another passenger, Khalid Noor, a resident of Hangu, from Benazir Bhutto International Airport. He was boarding a flight for Dubai. A total of 1.4 kg amphetamine was seized from him.In the third operation, ANF Rawalpindi seized 4 kg hashish from Muhammad Ilahi Khan, Rozia Bibi and Hussan Taj, all residents of Nowshera. They were arrested from Karachi Hotel, near Pirwadhai Road, Rawalpindi. In the fourth operation, ANF Rawalpindi intercepted a car near CDA Stop, IJP Road, Islamabad. During the subsequent search of the vehicle, two kg hashish was seized from the vehicle. The accused, identified as Sohail Atlas and Muhammad Saqib, were also arrested.ANF Lahore seized 900 grams of heroin from suspect Muhammad Jamil, a resident of Gujranwala, who was arrested from Sialkot.Moreover, ANF Lahore seized five kg hashish from accused Asia Bibi, a resident of Muzaffargarh, and Muhammad Akram, a resident of Multan. In the third operation, ANF Lahore seized 1.2 kg hashish from the possession of suspect Masoodul Hassan, a resident of Sialkot.In the fourth operation, ANF Lahore intercepted a motorcycle near Niazi Bus Stand, Band Road, Lahore and seized 3.6 kg hashish from suspect Imran Ali Shah, a resident of Lahore. In the fifth operation, ANF Lahore intercepted a motorcycle near Railway Station, Lahore and seized 2.4 kg hashish from suspect Zulfiqar Ali.In the sixth operation, ANF Lahore searched a car near Pindi Bhattian Motorway Toll Plaza, Hafizabad and seized 4.8 kg hashish concealed in the car. The driver Muhammad Ramzan, a resident of Toba Tek Singh, was also arrested. In the seventh operation, ANF Lahore intercepted a car near Bata Stop, Depalpur Chowk, Okara and seized 3.6 kg hashish concealed in the vehicle. Car driver Shameen Ijaz, a resident of Toba Tek Singh, was also arrested. In the eighth operation, ANF Lahore seized 300 grams of cocaine by intercepting a Uruguay bound parcel being sent through a courier service company. Cocaine was concealed in packing material of a shirt. In the ninth operation, ANF Lahore arrested suspect Salman Khan, a resident of Peshawar, from Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore as he was boarding a flight from Dubai. A total of 950 grams of amphetamine was seized from him.Separately, ANF Lahore seized 1.1 kg hashish from suspect Muhammad Asghar, a resident of Kasur.In another operation, ANF Lahore intercepted a car in Mughalpura, Lahore and seized 4.8 kg hashish concealed in the vehicle. Umer Hayat, a resident of Lahore, was also arrested.ANF Peshawar arrested suspect Matlab Khan, a resident of Kohistan, from Peshawar International Airport for ingesting narcotics capsules. Later, 55 capsules of heroin weighing 350 grams were seized from him. He was travelling to Saudi Arabia.Moreover, ANF Peshawar arrested susepct Muhammad Rome, a resident of Shangla, from Peshawar International Airport for heroin possession. He was boarding a flight for KSA. Published in Daily Times, October 13th 2017.