Largest ever foreign liquor smuggled consignment seized in Pakistan
*KARACHI – Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) on Wednesday seized the largest haul of liquor during a major operation at Makran Coast in Balochistan.*
According to the DG Maritime Security, the PMSA personnel conducted a raid near Makran Coast at a boat seizing more than 65,000 liquor bottles of over Rs. 400 million worth, which were being smuggled to Pakistan by sea.
Director General Maritime Security Rear Admiral Muhammad Zakaur Rehman has said that the PMSA staff, on secret information, conducted raid at a boat in the night between March 11 and 12. The boat was arrived from a Gulf port to Makran Coast.
He said that the PMSA officials found over 65,000 liquor bottles and cans of bear in the launch. Seven accused were also arrested during the raid. He added that the arrested men are Pakistani national.
The rear admiral has said that the seized liquor consignment has been handed over to the Customs to initiate legal proceedings against the accused. The PMSA officials have said that the maritime agency was determined to curb smuggling of drugs and all illegal activities in the sea.