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Customs JIAP foils bid to smuggle heroin powder

Customs JIAP foils bid to smuggle heroin powder

KARACHI: The staff of the Drug Enforcement Cell (DEC) of Pakistan Customs deputed at Jinnah International Airport (JIAP) foiled an attempt to smuggle huge quantity of heroin.

According to the details, on the tip-off by higher authorities, the staff of the Drug Enforcement Cell (DEC) posted at Jinnah International Airport (JIAP) beefed up the security as well as surveillance to turn down any attempt of smuggling.

During the strict checking, the Drug Enforcement Cell (DEC) staff in pursuant to an information to the effect that narcotics would be smuggled to United Kingdom through a courier service, mounted vigilance and spotted a parcel of ladies hand bags and shoes.

The Customs Officer informed Custom Today that the parcel of ladies hand bags and shoes was booked by one accused person namely Aftab Alam son of Muhammad Jamal Uddin resident of University Road, Karachi. The said parcel was booked at DHL courier service to be shipped to Bradford, United Kingdom. The detailed examination of the said parcel was carried during which five hundred grams of brown heroin powder was recovered.

The brown heroin powder was tactfully concealed in ladies hand bags and shoes, after its recovery the staff seized smuggled brown heroin powder. The tentative value of seized goods is Rs5 million in the market.

An FIR is lodged against the arrested consignor and investigations started whereas a gang behind this nefarious activity will be tracked as soon as possible.