Islamabad - The anti-narcotics force (ANF) in its drive against drug trafficking seized mega consignment of hashish weighing 4.7 tons, besides arresting two passengers at Benazir Bhutto Islamabad International Airport, said ANF officials yesterday.

The ANF Rawalpindi team in two separate operations detained two passengers identified as Zamir Hassan and Muhammad Asif on charges of smuggling 1-kg amphetamine (ice) and ingesting heroin-filled capsules respectively.

Zamir was intending to board on Oman air flight number WY-348 scheduled for Damam via Muscat, while the Asif was to embark on Etihad Airline flight number EY-232 bound for Italy via Abu Dhabi. In addition, ANF Peshawar team on search of a passenger van near New Toll Plaza, Kohat, apprehended a passenger identified as Hamid Khan, resident of Kurram Agency, and recovered 7.2-kg hashish concealed in his luggage.

Meanwhile, the anti-narcotics force (ANF) seized mega consignment of hashish weighing 4.7 ton. The drug consignment was intended to be smuggled abroad via sea and the price of the seized drugs is Rs 11.24 billion approximately in international market. According to details, ANF Quetta while acting upon an intelligence report raided a desolate site situated at Killi Haji Khel, Tehsil Gulistan, Qilla Abduallah, and seized 4,687-kg hashish during the operation. Hashish was concealed at a seasonal stream covered with dense bushes inside the chain of complex mountains far away from the populated area. It was packed in large number of plastic bags.

As per preliminary reports, the drug consignment was kept at a cache site for handing over to another narcotics gang. On receipt of safe signal, this hashish consignment was to be transported to some location at coastal belt of Balochistan for final disposal to some foreign destination across the sea.

All cases have been registered at respective ANF police stations and further investigation is under way.