KARACHI: MCC Preventive Karachi has seized 2.9 tons of Hashish (charas), which was being smuggled out of the country through sea and arrested eight foreigners. The value of the seized contraband is Rs580 million. An FIR is lodged against several Irani nationals.
Information was passed through Collector Saquif Saeed to Additional Collector Haroon Waqar Malik regarding transportation of narcotics through sea. The information was conveyed to Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) and Assistant Collector Shafiullah kept in coordination with the PMSA.
Subsequently, PMSA successfully completed the operation in high sea and recovered huge quantity of contraband Hashish (charas) along with eight occupants from a fishing boat namely Al-Ahmadi.
Superintendent Iftikhar Hasan and other staff reached PMSA HQ and took custody of eight Irani nationals along with 2.9 tons of Hashish (charas).
The accused were identified as Abdul Sattar, Muhammad, Ameer Ullah, Majid, Faraz, Ali, Ameer and Khalil.
PMSA officials informed that the smugglers set their boat on fire to eliminate the evidence. However, 145 PP bags were saved, which contained the narcotics.
Superintendent Jamal Zia lodged the FIR and Efforts are underway to identify, locate and arrest the financiers, abettors and other involved in this abortive attempt of smuggling of narcotics out of Pakistan.