Thursday Dec 01, 2016
GWADAR: Law enforcement personnel conducted a raid in Pasni and recovered contraband worth millions hidden and waiting to be smuggled abroad.
According to sources, Levies personnel acting on a tip off seized 120 kilograms of high quality Hashish that was meant to be smuggled abroad and would fetch over $1.75 million in the international market.
The hashish was packed in 1 kg bricks and disguised to look like coffee and artificial-sweetener.
It is likely the hashish was bound for Middle East, as the contraband was stamped ‘Burj Al-Arab’ – the landmark sail-shaped hotel in Dubai.
Sources add that the contraband was dumped for being smuggled by sea.
According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) the annual global drug trade is worth approximately $435 billion dollars.