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ANF arrests two, seizes 343kg drugs after firefight in Jhelum

By AFP

November 3, 2023 10:37 AM


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Over 343 kilograms of narcotics were recovered and two smugglers were arrested as a result of an exchange of fire between the personnel of Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) Intelligence and smugglers in Jhelum, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Friday.

One of the smugglers, however, managed to flee from the spot.

As per details given by the ANF spokesman, the Force’s personnel, manning a checkpoint in Dina, signaled driver of a Suzuki Mehran to stop.

“But instead of stopping, he sped away the car,” he said, and added, “The personnel chased them and intercepted them at Domeli Chowk in Jhelum.”  

The spokesman went on to say that on seeing that they had been surrounded by the Force, they resorted to firing at the personnel as a result of which one of them received a bullet in his leg. He was immediately rushed to hospital.

However, his condition was stated to be out of danger till last reports came in.

The spokesman said that the suspects had been booked under the Anti-Narcotics Act and were being questioned.

 

Reporter: Irshad Qureshi


AFP


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