Pakistan Has Seized Over $7 Billion in Drugs in 5 Years

The Ministry of Narcotics Control (MNC) has revealed that it confiscated drugs worth over $7.294 billion during the last five years.

MNC minister Mr Ali Muhammad Khan Mahar revealed these stats during a National Assembly session last week.

According to a report presented by the minister in National Assembly’s Q/A session, Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) seized total 999.6 metric tons of narcotics that are worth more than $7 billion in the international market.

Here is the yearly breakdown:

Year Seized Qty of Drugs (in Metric Ton) Value (in US$)
2014 259.00 1308.297
2015 210.00 1849.924
2016 240.110 3759.468
2017 222.320 3117.290
2018 68.173 1019.160
Total 999.603 7294.67138


The report available with the ProPakistani revealed that a total 6494 drug traffickers were arrested and 5442 FIRs were registered in such cases during the previous government’s tenure. Out of these, 3446 people have been convicted under section 154 of the Criminal Penal Code.

The report also mentions the year-wise breakdown of the number of cases registered each year and the convictions that followed:

Year Cases Registered Cases Convicted People Convicted
2014 888 333 422
2015 1217 421 512
2016 1305 405 520
2017 1177 948 1142
2018 855 739 870
Total 5442 2846 3466


As per the report, ANF seized a total of 589 vehicles from drug peddlers during the PML-N tenure. These vehicles were later auctioned for Rs 11.293 million after following all necessary legal procedures.

The report also added that the ANF forfeited assets worth Rs 79.37 million and out of these, Rs.9.86 million worth of assets have been realized and deposited to the national exchequer. The rest of the cases are under appeal.

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