Citrus shipments used for drug trafficking

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Emily French

BY EMILY FRENCH

Citrus shipments used for drug trafficking

Pakistani officials have thwarted an attempted shipment of heroin concealed in a crate of oranges

Citrus shipments used for drug trafficking

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Pakistan’s Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) have seized a sizeable quantity of heroin smuggled in a crate of oranges at a Karachi port, GeoTV reports.

A spokesman for ANF stated that approximately 85kg of high-quality heroin, worth an estimated US$41m, was seized.

The crates of oranges were bound for Malaysia.

The raid also saw two drug traffickers arrested by officials.

The spokesman added that an investigation was still ongoing and further arrests were anticipated.

 

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