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Customs seizes heroin concealed within pencils

Customs seizes heroin concealed within pencils

ISLAMABAD: During the clearance of outgoing parcels at international mail office in Rawalpindi, a parcel weighing 10.740 kg booked by a resident of Peshawar for a recipient in Canada turned out to be containing concealed heroin.

The parcel was presented to the customs staff for its examination. Apparently the said parcel consisted of items like kids clothing. Lead pencils were also found in it. On thorough examination, the pencils appeared to be suspicious. Accordingly the said lead pencils were broken which led to the recovery of 1.270 kg heroin powder artfully concealed within the 424 pencils.

An FIR against the consignee has been lodged with I&P Branch under the Customs Act, 1969. Further investigations are in progress.