Karachi: Customs, MSA seize hashish worth Rs10m
KARACHI: In a joint operation, the Customs and the Maritime Security Agency (MSA) have seized 1,000 Kilograms of fine quality Hashish worth Rs10 million from a launch in Pakistani territorial waters. The recovery was made from a Pakistani launch Al-Mustafa near Charna Islands on January 3 after three days of surveillance operations by the Anti–Smuggling Organisation of Customs and the MSA, said Preventive of Customs Collector Fateh Muhammad Shaikh while briefing journalists on Monday.
He said that earlier the Customs had received credible information that a huge quantity of fine quality Hashish was being smuggled to Yemen through the sea route of Pakistan. The team of Pakistan Customs boarded a boat ML Barbossa and the MSA staff on a boat called Corvette to keep a vigil on maritime territory of Pakistan to foil any bid to smuggle contraband goods.
On suspicion of his role in facilitating the smuggling bid through the sea route the Customs also arrested a Yemeni national Hamid Mansoor Mabkhot who, according to the Customs officials, was visiting Karachi for illegal purposes.