Following the Taliban’s takeover of Kabul in August last year, a record amount of drugs, including ice and heroin, has been smuggled into Pakistan from the war-torn country. On Thursday, customs officials intercepted a shipment of 130 kilogrammes of the highest quality heroin at the Torkham crossing.
According to officials, the product is of the finest quality and in high demand on the international market. “We calculated the value of the shipment in the international market at Rs1.5 billion, making it the largest shipment ever intercepted by Pakistan Customs in the country, taking into account the quality and total market value,” an official said.
Moreover, the official stated that it was smuggled into Pakistan in an empty container, and its driver Sharifullah was apprehended red-handed.
Customs Chief Collector Ahmad Raza Khan confirmed the development, saying that they had obtained intelligence that a group was planning to import heroin into Pakistan, and that they had informed all of their checkpoints as a result.
“An international network of smugglers is involved in it, and the truck was caught and put into custody recently at Torkhan Import Terminal,” he added.
he further stated that the container was empty but heroin had been hidden in its secret holes. He claimed that in the last three days, they had discovered heroin and ice worth a total of Rs3 billion, which he claimed was a Pakistani record.