KARACHI: Collectorate of Customs Preventive Additional Collector Aamir Them has said that narcotics act does not have strict punishments for the culprits but customs is playing its role to restrict smuggling, the Collectorate is keeping strict vigilance on import and smuggling of prohibited intoxicants including sheesha narcotics substances, liquor in the wake of New Year celebrations.
Addressing a press conference in Customs House, the additional collector said that there are several small smugglers who smuggle contraband items. He told that nowadays cocaine is being smuggled from United States and European countries but narcotics act does not comply strict punishments to the culprits involved in heinous crime.
Additional Collector Aamir Them told that on the directive of the Supreme Court, the officers of the Pakistan Customs have apprehended huge quantity of sheesha tobacco which is very dangerous for the health of the youth.
Flavored tobacco (seesha) is being used unabated by young generation and even by the children of tender age without knowing its harmful health effects such as Cancer. Strict vigilance was also ensured in the area to foil further possible attempts of smuggling, informed Additional Collector Customs Preventive Aamir Them.
He also informed that recently, flavored tobacco Sheesha 207 packets (1295 kgs), flavored charcoals, 12 hoka pipes and other related accessories from the sale outlets operative in Saddar have been seized.
It is reiterated that this enforcement drive against sheesha and other prohibited intoxicants will be continued to cleanse our society especially young generation from this menace and this Collectorate is keeping strict vigilance on import and smuggling of prohibited intoxicants including sheesha narcotics substances, liquor in the wake of New Year celebrations.