LAHORE: Chief Collector Customs Zeba Hai Azhar and Collector Preventive Ahmed Rauf awarded certificates to the customs airport officers and officials for foiling bid to smuggle 275 kilograms ketamine worth billions of rupees.
According to details, the Customs authorities on the directions of Additional Collector Tayaba Kiyani searched the luggage and recovered 275 kilograms ketamine wrapped in the sweets.
Chief Collector Zeba Hai Azhar and Collector Ahmed Rauf appreciated the officers and officials who foiled bid to smuggle ketamine. Chief Collector Zeba Hai Azhar and Rauf Ahmed gave away certificates to Assistant Collector Salman Javaid, Superintendent Malik Javaid, Inspectors Rana Munir Niazi and Mian Tariq and others for their successful operation.
On the occasion, she said that the party that attempted to smuggle the drugs would be dealt with iron hands and according to law and a case has been registered against them. She said that further investigations are still underway.
On the occasion Collector Customs Rauf Ahmed lauded the efforts of the airport customs officials and officers including Additional Collector Tayaba Kiyani and Assistant Collector Salman Javaid. The collector hoped that the customs officers and officials would further enhance their surveillance against any illegal movement of drugs and other banned goods.
Collectorate of Customs Preventive team deputed at Allama Iqbal International Airport (AIIA) foiled a bid to smuggle ketamine to Malaysia worth Rs650 million. Sources told Customs Today that on 13.5.3019, Collector Preventive Ahmad Rauf received credible information about smuggling of narcotics through Allama Iqbal International Airport. He immediately constituted a team under the supervision of Additional Collector Tayyaba Kayani. The customs team also included Assistant Collector Salman Javed and Superintendent Malik Javed.
During checking of luggage of Qatar Airline flight they intercepted a parcel and recovered 275 kilograms ketamine tactfully concealed in a 450 kilograms food-stuff consignment destined for Malaysia via Qatar airline. The parcel was booked by M/s IV Trading Company Lahore. Sources told that customs team detained the parcel and after registering FIR started further investigations.