KARACHI: The Directorate of Customs Intelligence, Karachi carrying an intelligence based operation has seized huge quantity of high value narcotic substance.

The Customs Intelligence team has vigilantly followed the information with the coordination of a security agency at coastal line of Ibrahim Hyderi, Port Qasim Town, Karachi, and on Sunday, 7th March 2021, succeeded in arresting four persons along with the boxes and packets containing methamphetamine (Ice Crystal).

The recovered narcotics total weighing 450 kgs has a value of around Rs.4 billion in International market. Further investigation is underway to ascertain the real owners/culprits of these hazardous narcotics.

In another joint intelligence based operation, Customs Intelligence and Investigation Karachi and Maritime Security Agency intercepted a stateless fishing boat within territorial jurisdiction of Pakistan Customs and recovered large quantity of hashish. Five Irani nationals have also been arrested. Around 2.0 tons of hashish (charas) was wrapped in polythene plastic bags.

An FIR is lodged and investigations are underway.

It may be mentioned here that ASO of Customs Intelligence and Investigation Karachi has geared up its anti-smuggling activities and targeted operations are being conducted.