RAWALPINDI: An attempt to smuggle over 70 kilograms of heroin has been foiled by the Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF). The illicit shipment was meant to be sent to Malaysia through a commercial consignment.
Officials of ANF staff seized the consignment booked for the Malaysian port Klang and arrested five persons for their alleged involvement in the drug smuggling, said a spokesperson for the ANF headquarters. He said that the seizure was made during the routine checking of export consignments at Port Qasim.
During manual scanning, Pakistan Customs staff recovered rock salt packed in 750 cartons.
The value of the narcotics seized by ANF was estimated to be about half a billion rupees in the international market, the official said.
Later, the ANF arrested the five people who were allegedly involved in the drug smuggling and registered an FIR against them under the Control of Narcotics Substance Act at the ANF police station.