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ANF seizes Canada-bound drugs cargo from Karachi airport terminal

KARACHI: The narcotics watchdog in its raid on Friday thwarted a drug smuggling bid where 105kg opium worth millions of rupees were hidden in rolling machine set for Canada, ARY News reported.

Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) raided today the international containers terminal of Karachi airport and upon probe found 105 kg of opium hidden inside a machine that was set for shipment to Canada.

ANF said the opium according to its market value comes about millions of rupees.

The officials have detained one suspect in relation to drugs smuggling while their search has begun for others involved in this bid.

READ: Authorities raid truck ‘full of expired chocolates’ meant for Karachi people

Sindh Food Authority thwarted on Friday a bid to supply truckload of expired confectionary to low-income settlements of Mawach Goth neighbourhood, ARY News reported.

According to food authority personnel, the expired chocolate consignment was scrapped by a SITE Area confectionary factory which, instead of wasting the perished items, went out to sell it in less-privileged areas of Karachi and periphery.

The officials who later raided the factory said its owners have been involved in this practice earlier as well while the status of the factory in terms its premises and employ hygiene was too poor.

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