Illegal shipment of sleeping pills to Saudi Arabia seized

The three accused, Abdul Majid, Babar and Dost Ali were arrested


Our Correspondent July 16, 2021

KARACHI:

The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) Regional Directorate intercepted two container at Pakistan International Container Terminal Karachi and recovered 5,460 Azolam (Alparazolam) tablets (weighing 1.5kg), more than 56,500 Xanax tablets (weighing 134kg), 264,000 Valium Diazepam tablets (weighing 78kg) and 83,760 Pinix (Alparozlam tablets (weighing 26.5kg).

The said containers were booked by Exports Grand Arab Star, Karachi for Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Exporter of said shipment Mairajud Din was arrested, ANF said.

Regional Directorate Karachi intercepted a parcel from Havi Express Courier Company Pvt Ltd, Karachi and recovered 1.5kg of heroin.

The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) Hyderabad Police Station team intercepted a car near Giddu Chowk Hyderabad and recovered 33kg of hashish. Two accused Faiz Muhammad and Abdul Rasheed both residents of Shikarpur were arrested.

In another operation, Police Station ANF Gulshan-e-Iqbal intercepted a truck at Toll Plaza Super Highway, Karachi and recovered 6.5kg heroin, 7.5kg methamphetamine (ice) and 0.2kg Ecstasy Powder from said vehicle. Accused Abdul Rehman was arrested. Moreover, ANF Gulshan-e-Iqbal intercepted an oil tanker on Hub River Road near Naval Colony Karachi and recovered 16kg of hashish.

Three accused Abdul Majid, Babar and Dost Ali were arrested. In another operation, ANF Korangi intercepted a suspected parcel at a courier company and recovered 1.25kg heroin. All cases have been registered at respective ANF Police Stations under CNS Act 1997. Further investigation was underway.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 16th, 2021.

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