KARACHI – The Model Customs Collectorate of Exports officials have recovered 125-kg heroin from an export consignment in the port city.
According to a spokesperson, a 40-foot refrigerated container containing 5,400 bags of onions was brought for export to Malaysia at the Pakistan International Container Terminal on May 9.
Scrutiny of the documents presented to the customs officers led to suspicion as the exporter and clearing agent were new in the field.
During an examination, it was found that some bags in the container had purple-coloured pouches that, on opening, were found containing brown heroin.
The clearing agent, Khalil Muqtadir, and an employee, Sajjad, were arrested.
An investigation showed that the consignment was handed over to the clearing agent by two other people, Azhar and Jaffar. After detection of the case, their cell phones were found switched off. A case has been registered and an operation is on to apprehend the culprits.