Reports from local media reveal that Malaysian authorities have seized drugs worth Rs.5 billion from Pakistani consignments. Malaysian authorities found the seized drugs, including 100kg of cocaine and 411kg of methamphetamine, in a bag of onions imported from Pakistan. Malaysia’s Customs and Excise Investigation Branch acted swiftly, arresting five people involved in the multi-billion rupiah drug recovery operation.
In response to this development, the Malaysian authorities have urgently informed the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) through an emergency letter. After that, Pakistan Customs took immediate action, arresting two people, including Customs Clearance Officer Amir Ali Khan, and filing an FIR.
The incident follows the first seizure of drugs by the Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) during their raid in Gwadar. The seized drugs, which were buried in different ways, totaled 1,788 kilograms. The rest of the seized items included 1,740 kg of hashish, 28 kg of ice, and 20 kg of morphine. According to the ANF spokesperson, the introduction of these drugs began in Afghanistan. Some of the drugs were recovered from tunnels dug in the mountains. The government official revealed that the house where the drugs were stored was deliberately set on fire after he managed to seize the drug paraphernalia.