DRAP and custom authorities in a combined operation raided and stopped the illicit trafficking of a purported spurious controlled drug.
According to details, the blister of controlled drugs were wrapped in a consignment of cloths being exported to UAE.
Some prescription medicines are controlled under the drugs legislation. These medicines are called controlled medicines or controlled drugs.
The custom authorities contacted DRAP Karachi field office on the suspected report of illegal trafficking of drugs via the port.
FID DRAP, on the direction of Additional Director Karachi, confiscated the huge quantity of drugs weighing 48kg.
According to the initial report, the confiscated drug quantity comes with six different batch numbers that were wrapped in bundles of clothes.
FID also took the sample of drugs on prescribed Form-3 as per DRAP Act 2012 and Drug Act, 2017 and sent them to Central Drug Laboratory, Karachi for analysis.
FIR has been lodged against the culprits and the case is under investigation with Custom and DRAP. Further actions are under progress too.
The drug prices in the gulf region are much higher compared to Pakistan and India, which is considered to be another reason for smuggling of such drugs.