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Custom JIAP foils bid to smuggle heroin worth Rs10.4m

Custom JIAP foils bid to smuggle heroin worth Rs10.4m

KARACHI: Collectorate of Custom Preventive team deputed at Jinnah International Airport (JIAP) has seized 1.4 kilograms heroin worth Rs10.4 million in international market.

According to the details, on a tip-off by higher authorities, the team of Customs JIAP at International Departure intercepted a passenger on suspicion and inquired regarding the travel documents and asked for the luggage.

During the search, the team successfully foiled an attempt of smuggling 1.4 kilograms brown heroin powder worth Rs10.4 million in the international market.

The illicit drug was concealed in two hand bags by passenger namely Qazi Toseef, holding Pakistani passport no: AQ 4894391, resident of Landhi, Karachi, who successfully crossed joint counter to fly for Bangkok but the culprit was spotted by vigilant staff of Customs at International Departure.

In an initial examination led to the recovery of 1.4 kilograms of light brown heroin powder. Another accused person who was found to be facilitating the accused passenger during check-in process namely Abdullah resident of Model Colony Malir, Karachi has also been detained.

FIR has been lodged against the culprits whereas three days remand has been granted. Investigations are underway to unmask real culprits/financiers and collaborators behind this iniquitous activity.