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Customs AIIA foils bid to smuggle 3000 hormonal injections worth Rs5.6m via parcel

Customs AIIA foils bid to smuggle 3000 hormonal injections worth Rs5.6m via parcel

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Allama Iqbal International Airport (AIIA) foiled a bid to smuggle huge quantity of hormonal injections and has lodged an FIR against Hasnain Raza, M/s UPS Courier and M/s Faisal Cargo Agency for importing hazardous Boostin injections worth Rs5.6 million.

Sources told that Collector Allama Iqbal International Airport (AIIA) Azmat Tahira received credible information about smuggling of Boostin injections. She immediately directed Additional Collector Nayyer Shafiq to take necessary measures to thwart any attempt of smuggling.

Deputy Collector Usman Tariq also alerted the staff at ICG Section. During the course of examination of courier parcels that had arrived from an Emirates airline, a suspicious parcel was detected, which had been booked by UPS Courier from Dubai to Lahore for one Hasnain Raza, Mughalpura Lahore.

These hormonal injections are administered to livestock to increase milk production. These injections are extremely hazardous for humans consuming the milk of such animals, and are also banned by the Supreme Court of Pakistan.

The parcel was marked ‘Testing Kit’. The parcel was opened which led to recovery of 3,000 Boostin-S 500mg injections. The value of the goods is estimated to be Rs5.6 million.

Preliminary probe revealed that M/s Faisal Cargo Agency and M/s UPS Courier partnered to smuggle banned goods in the garb of testing kits.