PMSA seizes 27 kg synthetic heroin near Astola Island

KARACHI: Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) said Saturday that it successfully conducted an intelligence-based counter narcotics operation at Astola Island near Pasni, recovering 27 kg synthetic heroin.

PMSA deployed its fast response boats in western maritime region. Its fast boats reached Astola Island and seized 27 kg synthetic heroin dumped in bags for further destination.

The international value of narcotics is 270 million (PKR). The narcotics will be handed over to relevant authorities as per law. PMSA being the sole law enforcement agency in Pakistan Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) maintains its permanent presence at sea with its ships and aircrafts against possible illegal activities.

Successful operation by PMSA resulting in seizure of narcotics is a testament to the fact that Pakistan Maritime Security Agency is vigilant and remains committed in preventing use of Pakistani waters for any unlawful purposes. PMSA will continue to shoulder its national obligation and responsibility to establish lawful order at sea.