Karachi: Heroin, hashish seized
Karachi: Personnel of the Pakistan Customs Drug Enforcement Cell (DEC) Karachi Airport Unit seized 1.75 kilogrammes (kg) of hashish and half a kg of heroin that was found concealed in postage parcels as well as a courier package destined for Hong Kong and the Netherlands respectively.
Customs official Qamar Thalho said that DEC staff intercepted two parcels and a courier package while international mail was being cleared for departure.
The parcels were booked from Karachi’s General Post Office for two different addresses in Hong Kong, and contained 1.75 kgs of hashish that was concealed in between the soles of 10 pairs of gents’ footwear.
Officials stopped the clearance of the courier package as it contained suspicious mechanical gear. Upon checking its contents, the DEC team found half a kg of powdered heroin which was concealed in the hollow cavities of the mechanical objects within the packaging.