Karachi: 14kg heroin seized at airport
KARACHI: The Pakistan Customs’ Drug Enforcement Cell on Thursday confiscated over 14 kilograms of heroin from separate export consignments. The staff of the DEC posted at the Export Cargo Complex of the Jinnah International Airport’s Air Freight Unit seized 14kg heroin from an export consignment of 91 carpets. The consignment was being exported by Rizwan Enterprises Karachi to Joseph Gold CBH Ltd Toronto (Canada).
During checking of the carpets, the DEC staff found heroin in the form of powder and paste, which were concealed in thin polythene piping wrapped in black and brown cloth to make it look like strands woven into the carpets. The Customs staff recovered 9kg heroin powder and 5kg heroin paste from three of the 91 carpets. They also arrested an Afghan national, Gul Badeen Qadir, in whose name the consignment was booked.
Separately, the DEC staff posted at the International Mail Office on Sharea Faisal seized 105 net grams of brown heroin in powdered form.
The heroin was concealed in a children’s jacket, which was recovered from a postal parcel. The parcel was booked for Nicosia (Cyprus) by Sajid Khan Garnali, a resident of Swabi.
Prosecution cases under the Control of Narcotic Substances Act of 1997 have been registered, and efforts are afoot to arrest the people involved.