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PR No. 122 “DRAP AND CUSTOM AUTHORITIES STOPPED THE ILLICIT TRAFFICKING OF A CONTROLLED DRUG FROM KARACHI PORT.” Islamabad: November 16, 2017

DRAP and Custom authorities in a combined operations raided and stopped the illicit trafficking of a purported spurious controlled drugs. According to details, the blister of "controlled" drugs were wrapped in the consignment of cloths being exported to UAE.

          The custom authorities contacted with the DRAP Karachi field office on the suspected report of illegal trafficking of drugs from port. FID DRAP on the direction of Additional Director Karachi confiscated the huge quantity of drugs weighing 48kg. According to the initial report, the confiscated drug quantity bears six different batch numbers that we're wrapped in bundles of clothes. FID also took the sample of drug on prescribed Form-3 as per DRAP Act 2012 and Drug Act,1976 and sent to Central Drug Laboratory, Karachi for test/analysis.

          FIR has been lodged against the culprits and the case is under investigation with Custom and DRAP. Further actions are under progress too.

          It is pertinent to mention that such controlled drug molecule intermittently become short in the market of Pakistan which might be due to reason of its illicit trafficking by such means. The drug prices in the gulf region are much higher compared to Pakistan and India, is argued to be another reason for smuggling of such drugs.

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