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PAKISTAN NARCOTICS

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Pakistani authorities seize over two tonnes of hashish in its waters.

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Pakistani authorities seize over two tonnes of hashish worth millions of dollars in international market from its waters in the Arabia Sea.

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SHOTLIST: KARACHI, PAKISTAN (MARCH 4, 2021) (VNA – ACCESS ALL)  

  1. WIDE OF NEWS CONFERENCE
  2. ARRESTED SUSPECTS STANDING BLINDFOLDED NEXT TO BAGS OF SEIZED DRUGS
  3. VARIOUS OF NARCOTICS BAGS
  4. SUSPECTS
  5. OFFICIAL GETTING UP FOR NEWS CONFERENCE
  6. (SOUNDBITE) (Urdu) PAKISTAN MARITIME SECURITY AGENCY OFFICIAL, COMMANDER FAISAL SADIQ, SAYING: “PMSA, in coordination with Customs Intelligence department, were patrolling in the maritime zone in Pakistani waters at open sea. Our ship was part of patrolling at sea. Meanwhile, this smugglers’ boat was spotted, intercepted and caught and we seized this consignment. These men on my right side are from Iran.”
  7. JOURNALISTS
  8. (SOUNDBITE) (Urdu) PAKISTAN MARITIME SECURITY AGENCY OFFICIAL, COMMANDER FAISAL SADIQ, SAYING: “We have seized 2040 kilograms hashish. It is a huge quantity. The operation was carried out successfully. As I mentioned, we are grateful to Customs Intelligence. God willing, the culprits will be brought to justice.”
  9. JOURNALIST MESSAGING ON MOBILE PHONE
  10. (SOUNDBITE) (Urdu) PAKISTAN MARITIME SECURITY AGENCY OFFICIAL, COMMANDER FAISAL SADIQ, SAYING: “It’s value in Pakistan currency is around 816 million rupees.”
  11. MORE OF NEWS CONFERENCE
 

Story: Pakistani authorities have seized over two tonnes of hashish worth millions of dollars in international market from its waters in the Arabia Sea, a maritime official said on Thursday (March 4).

The narcotics were seized in Pakistan EEZ (Exclusive Economic Zone) at open sea in a Joint intelligence based Counter Narcotics Operation by Pakistan Maritime Security Agency and Custom Intelligence.

Authorities have arrested 5 accused they say bear Irani nationality. The arrested men were presented blind-folded in the news conference.

“PMSA, in coordination with Customs Intelligence department, were patrolling in the maritime zone in Pakistani waters at open sea. Our ship was part of patrolling at sea. Meanwhile, this smugglers’ boat was spotted, intercepted and caught and we seized this consignment. These men on my right side are from Iran,”PMSA official, Commander Faisal Sadiq told a news conference in Karachi.

During operation, approximately 2040 kilograms of hashish was recovered from boat. The value of narcotics in International market is estimated to be Rs 816 Million (about 5 million U.S dollars).  

“We have seized 2040 kilograms hashish. It is a huge quantity. The operation was carried out successfully. As I mentioned, we are grateful to Customs Intelligence. God willing, the culprits will be brought to justice,”said Sadiq.

“It’s value in Pakistan currency is around 816 million rupees,”he added.

The seized narcotics have been handed over to Pakistan Customs Intelligence for further investigation and legal proceedings, Sadiq said.

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