KARACHI: Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) at Air Freight Unit (AFU) has tightened monitoring of courier parcels and during the process seized large quantity of Boostim injections worth million of rupees.
In recent past, AFU seized a number of Boostin injections, therefore Collector Irfan-ur-Rahman had tasked Superintendent ASO AFU Mian Javed Iqbal to keep an eye on courier parcels.
Information was passed through Additional Collector Aamir Nawaz Hamid to Deputy Collectors Tauseef Gorchani and Sabir Jamal, and acting on profile based intelligence, ASO intercepted and effected a seizure of contraband Boostin /Somatotropin hormone that is marketed to dairy farmers to increase milk production in diary animals.
Several parcels arriving from Dubai and South Africa through courier services were identified and examined, which led to the recovery of huge quantity of Boostin injections. It may be a AFU had seized one such parcel earlier, and investigations into that matter led to arrest of five persons. Based on the information received from the arrested accused, several other consignments were seized.
Notices have been served on M/s Gerry’s Dnata and M/s Fedex, while role of clearing agent M/s Fedex, M/s Gerry’s Dnata is also being determined. The parcels containing banned goods were lying at the courier services’ offices waiting to be delivered to the consignees.