SEIZURE OF HEROIN POWDER WEIGHING 10.5 KGs
Upon receipt of credible information by Mrs. Sarwat Tahira Habib, Collector, Model Customs Collectorate, Islamabad to the effect that some smugglers would make attempt to smuggle huge quantity of Heroin Powder duly concealed in flour kneading machines to UK through BBI Airport, Islamabad. Mr. Muhammad Akram Choudhary, Additional Collector, MCC, Islamabad constituted a team comprising of the Customs Preventive staff headed by Mr. Jehan Bahadar, Deputy Collector (Preventive), Islamabad. The team so constituted carried out a raid at premises near AFU Unit, Islamabad and took into custody 49 flour kneading machines. The machines, when opened, led to the recovery of Heroin Powder of fine quality weighing 10.5 Kgs, which was artfully concealed in the inner most cavities (rotators) of the machines. The approximate value of the recovered Heroin Powder in the International Market is Rupees 60 million. Further investigations in the case are under process. Member (Customs) Mr. Munir Qureshi has appreciated the officers and staff of the MCC, Islamabad on biggest seizure by Customs during the current year in Rawalpindi / Islamabad station and stressed the need for continuous vigil on narcotics smuggling attempts in future.