ASO seizes 11kg heroin; FIR lodged

KARACHI: Anti Smuggling Organization (ASO) of MCC Preventive has seized 11kg of Heroin and arrested two persons at RCD Highway Karachi. FIR has been lodged and efforts are being made to apprehend one absconder.

An information was received from Collector Preventive Saifuddin Junejo that three persons was transporting contraband Heroin in the garb of personal baggage.

A passenger Bus en-route Quetta to Karachi, which would pass through RCD Highway was spotted at Choke point Moachko where strict vigilance was being kept by Customs ASO Preventive.

When the Customs team was about to reach near the above impugned bus it was seen that three passengers left the bus with their luggage consisted of two large shopping bags and ran away. However, ASO team nabbed one of them with the booty while one person and a child escaped.

The arrested passenger later identified as Muhammad Naeem S/o Abdul- Rahim. The shopping bags were examined which led to the recovery of 11kg heroin. The goods were seized and the driver of the bus Mohammad Usman and conductor Salal Ahmed along with the peddler were arrested.

Preliminary investigations reveal that it was a pre=plan of absconder Meer Hasan, Mohammad Naeem and driver/conductor of the bus that the peddlers would board the bus enroute to Karachi as the accused did not have the tickets and their names were not in the list.

Collector Preventive has appointed SPO Ijaz Ali Khoso as the Investigation Officer of the case.

It may be mentioned here that ASO staff is quite insecure because of the circumstances they are working in. Investigation officers in particular and officers are open to threats and influence while the operational staff is severe short of resources such as equipment, vehicles and arms.

ASO Preventive has been quite efficient against smuggling of narcotics and has seized huge quantity of narcotics and arrested culprits despite of all constraints.

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