Nigerian Drug peddler booked under ‘97 Act’ | Pakistan Today

Nigerian Drug peddler booked under ‘97 Act’

Pakistan Customs Drug Enforcement Cell – DEC, Karachi Airport Unit seized 2300 grams of heroin from the possession of a departing Nigerian lady.
Per details, Customs staff during clearance of outgoing passengers on Wednesday intercepted a suspected Nigerian lady passenger at the International Departure Lounge of the Jinnah International Airport when the lady came there to board Etihad Airlines Flight EY0222 for Lagos (Nigeria) via Abu Dhabi (UAE). The lady travelling on an Emergency Travel Certificate could not furnish satisfactory replies to the probing of the officers. Her baggage was therefore examined thoroughly and officials found powdered Heroin soaked in cotton cloth cushion in false bottom of a hard top suitcase. Heroin weighed after being retrieved from the suitcase was found to be 2300 grams in weight. Ensuing the recovery and seizure of contraband narcotics from the lady passenger’s suitcase, a prosecution case under Control of Narcotics Substances Act, 1997 was registered against her. Further investigations are in progress.

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