Armed forces recover narcotics worth millions of USD in SW Pakistan

Source: Xinhua| 2020-10-15 08:47:01|Editor: huaxia

ISLAMABAD, Oct. 15 (Xinhua) -- Pakistan Coast Guards (PCG) and the army recovered ice heroin worth millions of U.S. dollars during a joint operation in the country's southwest Balochistan province, the PCG said in a statement late Wednesday.

The armed forces conducted a raid at the mountainous terrain of Pasni district of the province and recovered 99 kg of high-quality ice heroin from camels apparently carrying packaged goods, the statement said.

The cost of the drugs in the international market is about 3 billion Pakistani rupees (about 18 million U.S. dollars), and they were being transferred to some foreign country via sea route, said the statement.

The law enforcers arrested the camel owner, who was suspected to be a smuggler and further investigations are being made from him.

The PCG said that they have enhanced raids and patrolling along with the coastal areas on directives of the country's Prime Minister Imran Khan to stop drug trafficking. Enditem