Pakistan’s Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) arrested 11 drug traffickers in various operations across the country, an ANF spokesperson said.
During the counter-narcotics operations, the force seized over 70 kg of drugs including methamphetamine-filled capsules, hashish, opium and heroin, while impounding several vehicles that were being used for smuggling, the ANF said in a statement on Monday.
The ANF team, in a joint operation with paramilitary Rangers in the country’s eastern Punjab province, conducted a raid in Kasur district, and recovered 11 kg of drugs while arresting five smugglers, said the statement.
In another operation at the Sialkot International Airport, the ANF recovered 2.5 kg of crystal methamphetamine from the possession of a passenger traveling to Bahrain.
Separately, authorities said they recovered around 30 kg of hashish and opium in operations in Gwadar and Chagai districts of southwest Balochistan province and 20 kg in two separate raids in northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Several accused were also arrested during the operations.
Separate cases have been registered against the arrested persons and further investigations are under process, said the ANF officials.