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Pakistan Customs recovers 820kg ketamine in Karachi

KARACHI: Pakistan Customs continued its operation against drug peddlers and recovered 820 kilograms of ketamine in Maripur area.

According to details, the customs officials raided a godown after receiving a tipoff and seized the smuggled chemical. The recovered ketamine is valued at around Rs820 million.

The seized drugs have been safely sent to a customs owned warehouse. The operation is considered as one of the biggest drug busts by the customs.

According to Customs officials, ketamine is used in the production of cocaine and was kept in packets very skillfully. It added they will take action will be taken against drug smugglers.

A day earlier, Pakistan Customs foiled a smuggling attempt and seized contraband items worth Rs20 million during an operation in an area on the outskirts of Quetta.

A team of Customs officials, headed by Deputy Director Zohaib Sandhila received a tip-off about the smuggling of foreign goods. They cordoned off the area on the outskirts of Quetta and intercepted a container on the main highway. During the search, they recovered hundreds of solar panels, jackets and other contrabands.

A senior official of Pakistan Customs said the consignment was loaded in the container for smuggled solar panels and other foreign goods to Islamabad through Quetta-Zhob-Dera Ismail Khan highway However, no arrest was reported during the raid while further investigation was underway.