Karachi: Customs seizes 1kg heroin, nabs trafficker
KARACHI: Pakistan Customs’ Drug Enforcement Cell (DEC), Karachi Airport Unit, recovered and seized one kilogramme of fine quality heroin from the baggage of an outgoing passenger at the Jinnah International Airport on Thursday.
According to Customs Officer, Customs DEC staff while clearing the baggage of outgoing passengers at the International Departure Hall of Jinnah International Airport, intercepted a Pakistani passenger, Muhammad Asad with a huge consignment of commercial goods, including cosmetics, confectionary and readymade garments. Scrutiny of his traveling documents revealed that the passenger was going to Entebbe (Uganda) via Dubai by Emirates Airlines’ flight EK-605.
Uganda being a high-risk destination required a thorough baggage examination from the anti-narcotics point of view. This option was, therefore, exercised which led to an alleged recovery of one kilogramme fine quality heroin cleverly concealed in parts of confectionary items, including lollypops and wafer chocolates, jumbled up with other items. The accused passenger was arrested and a prosecution case under Control of Narcotics Substances Act, 1997 was registered against him.