PCG recovers huge quantity of narcotics

KARACHI, PAKISTAN, MAR 29: Pakistan Coast Guards are exposing seized Hashish and Opium from smugglers during press conference held in Karachi on Tuesday, March 29, 2016. (PPI Images).

The Pakistan Coast Guards (PCG) said on Tuesday that it had seized 278 kilogram of hashish and 380 kilogram of opium from Gwadar.

According to PCG officials, the PCG intensified its efforts to curb the menace of drug trafficking from its area of responsibility. Last month, the PCG had recovered 1,000 kg of hashish from a Land Cruiser in the vicinity of Pansi Airport. In continuation of same resolve, on credible information by intelligence sources about attempted smuggling of narcotics in Gwadar area, a special mobile team was detailed for snap checking.

During the process of checking at Shahjahan Road check post (Nalient) Gwadar, the PCG officials spotted a suspicious oil tanker. During detailed search of the tanker, 278 kilogram of hashish and 380 kilogram of opium were recovered from the hidden cavities of the vehicle. The hidden consignment of hashish and opium was likely to be transported to Middle East. Confiscated hashish, opium along with oil tanker and driver, were taken into custody. Approximate value of seized consignment is Rs 450 million in international market. PCG DG Brig Ateeq-ur-Rehman appreciated the efforts put in by officials concerned and announced monetary awards for their performance. Further investigation and legal process is underway.