Coast Guard seizes huge cache of narcotics in Gwadar

Pakistan Coast Guard recovers 278kg of hashish and 380kg of opium from an oil tanker on Shahjahan road; driver held

Faraz Khan March 29, 2016
Pakistan Coast Guard personnel pose with the arrested driver and seized narcotics. PHOTO: FARAZ KHAN/EXPRESS

KARACHI: Pakistan Coast Guard (PCG) seized on Tuesday a huge cache of narcotics from Gwadar in intensified efforts to curb the menace of drug trafficking.

According to a press release issued by PCG, the force recovered 278 kilogrammes of hashish and 380 kilogrammes of opium from an oil tanker on Shahjahan road.

It was recovered when the personnel spotted a suspicious oil tanker during a snap-checking in Nalient area and recovered the narcotics from its secret cavities.

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The coastguard force also arrested driver of the tanker.

The narcotics were likely to be smuggled to the Middle East, with the approximate value Rs450 million in the international market, the statement added.

According to the PCG, investigations have already been started into the narcotics seizure.

Appreciating the performance, Director General PCG Brig. Ateequr Rehman has announced monetary awards for the officials involved in the operation.

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Last month, PCG seized 1,000kg of hashish from a Land Cruiser vehicle in the vicinity of Pasni airport.

On January 21, Anti-Narcotics Force rounded up seven suspected drug pushers and recovered over 80kg of illicit drugs from different areas of Rawalpindi and Islamabad.


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