234kg heroin seized in container exported from Pakistan to UK

Published: April 10, 2012

Nine suspects arrested, government officials' involvement suspected.

A textile goods container exported from Faisalabad to United Kingdom, containing approximately 234kg heroin was seized by authorities in Yorkshire on Tuesday, Express News reported.

The British police arrested two suspected dealers and took them to an undisclosed location where initial investigations led to the arrest of seven other suspects from different parts of Faisalabad.

Further investigations are underway.

Authorities were puzzled over how the smuggling was taking place.

Involvement of government officials is suspected by authorities who were baffled by the smuggling due to its immense quantity.

The container was sent from a small industrial estate, but the name of the firm is yet to be disclosed by authorities as they suspect that those involved will go into hiding.

Reader Comments (14)

  • Billoo Bhaya
    Apr 10, 2012 - 11:32AM

    Hang these people!!! Better still. Take them to Sialkot and give them to local police, who can arrange another lynching.

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  • Mir
    Apr 10, 2012 - 11:45AM

    Why would they not have gone into hiding after learning of the amount of drugs seized? How many other containers full of that amount of drugs are being sent?

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  • Ziad
    Apr 10, 2012 - 12:06PM

    Conspiracy by CIA.

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  • ashir
    Apr 10, 2012 - 12:51PM

    more people should be caught so that they could be finish..!!!!

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  • Moulla Jat
    Apr 10, 2012 - 1:34PM

    This is pathetic… The Government should arrest all and put them behind bars… this may affect our future exports…. Shameless people…

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  • Riaz Khan
    Apr 10, 2012 - 3:36PM

    Conspiracy by MI-6 against Pakistan & innocent Pakistanis!

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  • Apr 10, 2012 - 4:14PM

    Vienna,April 10,2012
    Heroin official or informal? Informal helps the supply side.
    Official binds the supply side.Cash involved can support
    the live strategic assets.The last time it was military weapons
    involved and known at the armed trade fair.Memory is short
    but computers do have filing space.That is it is reasonable
    to await surprises.
    Taravadu Taranga Trust for Media Monitoring TTTMM India
    –Kulamarva Balakrishna

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  • Much Amused
    Apr 10, 2012 - 4:20PM

    The UK govt must impose fine on Pakistan for allowing/conniving in the export of heroin. This fine should be waived off if the Pak authorities arrest and punish the exporters (trial etc to be verified by UK authorities).

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  • Parvez
    Apr 10, 2012 - 4:36PM

    Nothing new or alarming, this happens all the time. Containerisation has changed the way global trade functions but one of its drawbacks is the ease with which smugglers mis-use it.
    Like any other crime it needs to be strictly checked.

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  • Amjad
    Apr 10, 2012 - 5:08PM

    @Billoo Bhaya: If not from this part of the developing world, the heroin will enter the UK from another part of the 3 rd World- after all Afghanistan is the number 1 source of heroin and Mexico is the number 1 source of illegal drugs in the US. Until people in the West control the issue of drug addiction among their own citizens, drug smuggling won’t be stopped. The Mexican president always makes a point of saying this when US authorities complain about drugs coming from Mexico.

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  • junaid
    Apr 10, 2012 - 8:08PM

    Those guys have not watched CONTRABAND movie. . . .:)

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  • Hegel
    Apr 11, 2012 - 10:49AM

    Hang them? What about hanging the British export of war upon us as routed through the NATO and the Bush-Obama administrations? Clearly, a 245 kg of heroin isn’t that much of a deal considering how much we have lost under the pretext of ‘war on terror’ and it’s consequences for the people of Pakistan.

    Lynch them? What world are you living in? Your thought and suggestion did more violence on this page then the actions of the drug suppliers.

    If anything the people caught in this network will only be the working class under paid people, while the ones who’re actually benefiting from this trade will go unhinged from their profit motives. And I won’t be surprised if bureaucracies of both nations are caught behind this drug trade.

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  • Zain
    Apr 12, 2012 - 7:54AM

    Please is there anyone in pakistan that is not just a patriot by slogans but by their actions as well, I need the media to start shedding light on the more optimistic events occurring around the nation. There is constant negativity coming from my beautiful homeland ! We are not children of scoundrels and thieves.

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  • Billoo Bhaya
    Apr 12, 2012 - 9:47AM

    @Hegel:
    I would add you to the lynching as well. A penny for your thoughts I suppose.

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