ISLAMABAD: Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) Pakistan, while conducting 30 counter-narcotics strikes throughout the country, seized 596.787kg narcotics worth US$ 74.237 million besides arresting 36 culprits including 3 women and two Nigerian nationals and impounding 12 vehicles.
The seized drugs comprised 141.555kg heroin, 287.415kg hashish, 99.2kg opium, 2.044kg amphetamine, 14.92kg methamphetamine (Ice), 1.539kg cocaine, 50kg ketamine and 220 ecstasy tablets (0.114 kg).
ANF Balochistan recovered 180.246 Kg drugs in four operations and arrested five accused besides seizing three vehicles.
ANF Punjab, meanwhile, recovered 26.055 Kg drugs in 5 operations and arrested four accused and seized a vehicle while ANF KPK, recovered 246.537kg drugs in eight operations, arresting 11 accused including one woman and a Nigerian national and seizing three vehicles.
ANF Sindh also was not far behind and conducted successful operations torecover 101.25kg drugs in 5 operations while arresting four accused and seizing two vehicles.
Meanwhile, ANF North recovered 42.699kg drugs in eight operations and arrested 12 accused including two women and another Nigerian national besides seizing three vehicles.
All cases have been registered at respective ANF Police Stations under CNS Act 1997 and further investigations are under process.