Customs officials recover 650g crystal powder at Karachi airport

Authorities arrest Javed Iqbal who was set to leave for Saudi Arabia with crystal powder hidden in a briefcase


Faraz Khan February 28, 2017
Authorities arrest Javed Iqbal who was set to leave for Saudi Arabia with crystal powder hidden in a brief case. PHOTO: PPI

KARACHI: Custom's preventive staff at Jinnah International Airport's departure terminal arrested on Tuesday a passenger carrying 650 grammes of crystal powder.

Speaking to The Express Tribune, a Customs spokesperson said authorities arrested Javed Iqbal, who was set to leave for Saudi Arabia via flight SV-707 with crystal powder hidden in a briefcase. A case has been registered against Iqbal while further investigation is underway.

Customs officials foil bid to smuggle heroin

Last week, Customs officials claimed to have foiled a smuggling bid while recovering narcotics worth millions of rupees. The suspects allegedly involved in the smuggling were also arrested.

This was disclosed during a press conference by Customs’ district South enforcement chief collector, Muhammed Zahid Khokar, and preventive collector Dr Saifuddin Junejo at Customs House.

In a drive launched against the menace of smuggling of narcotics, the staff of the Anti-Smuggling Organisation, which is a part of the Model Customs Collectorate (MCC) of Preventive, Karachi, foiled a smuggling bid near the Customs check point at Regional Cooperation for Development Highway, said Customs officials.

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