KARACHI: Model Customs collectorate Karachi Airport (MCC JIAP) has blocked attempts of exporting 31kg unstitched cloth soaked with Heroin to Saudi Arabia.
An official said it was a novel method of concealment as cotton cloth is readily combustible with no fumes. The cloth does not need re-extraction of the heroin as it can be smoked along with the cloth. The seized goods were being smuggled from Pakistan to Saudi Arabia and booked in the name of a famous mosque in Saudi Arabia.
Collector Preventive Saquid Saeed has additional charge of MCC JIAP. Recently posted Inamullah Wazir is tasked to eliminate smuggling of contraband through air. Additional Collector JIAP Farah Farooq is monitoring the anti-smuggling campaign.
MCC JIAP made 5 important seizures in the last 5 days.
In the first case customs staff posted at General Post Office I.I Chundrigar Road Karachi affected a seizure of 400 grams of Meth Amphetamine concealed in wooden Showpieces. The seized goods were being smuggled from Pakistan to New Zealand. Investigation is in progress.
In the second case staff of MCC JIAP Karachi posted at Express Mail Service, Shahra-e-Faisal, Karachi affected a seizure of 16.10Kg of unstitched cloth soaked with Heroin. The third case was also made at Express Mail Service, Shahra-e-Faisal, Karachi of 15.15Kg unstitched cloth soaked with Heroin. Two persons have been arrested on the spot while attempting to smuggle the seized goods from Pakistan to Saudi Arabia.
In the 4th case staff of MCC JIAP Karachi detected and seized 1000 Boostin Injections recovered from a DHL parcel valuing Rs. 6 million. Supreme Court of Pakistan has special instructions regarding crack down on artificial milk boosting injections used on cows as it is a serious public health risk.
Moreover, 67,000 memory cards valuing around 18.9 million were recovered from a DHL parcel misdeclared as personal clothes etc.