KARACHI: Customs JIAP officials have seized a significant quantity of MDMA, also known as crystal meth, at the Jinnah International Airport’s International Mail Office. The operation, conducted on May 13, 2024, led to the recovery of 480 grams gross and 255 grams net of the illicit substance, valued at approximately Rs.3,828,060.

The seizure was the result of heightened vigilance by the customs staff, acting on the instructions of Collector JIAP Shafique Ahmed Latki. The parcel, originating from Canada and destined for a local shop in Malir Cantonment, was flagged during routine scanning procedures. Additional Collector Muhammad Faysal Khan and Deputy Collector Sharjeel Wasan were at the forefront of this crackdown, which is part of a larger anti-smuggling campaign sweeping the nation.

Following the positive identification of MDMA by an authorized laboratory, an FIR has been filed, marking the start of an extensive search for the accused, Saeed Ahmed, and his network of facilitators. This successful operation underscores the relentless efforts of Pakistan’s customs authorities to combat the scourge of drug smuggling and their commitment to keeping such dangerous substances off the streets.