KARACHI: A recent investigative report submitted to the Sindh High Court (SHC) by Karachi Police revealed that Rs250 million worth of drugs was being smuggled from Sindh and Balochistan to Africa and the Middle East with the involvement of international smugglers.
According to the report, drugs are smuggled by sea, while money raised from smuggling is invested in real estate in the UAE and Oman. The report further revealed that the person’s family – to whom the drugs were sent – had been held hostage by the smugglers to ensure a timely delivery of drug money.
“The kidnappers were tortured and even killed if the drugs or money didn’t make it to the traffickers,” said the report, adding that the operators of this network were found to be based in Gwadar and Turbat in Balochistan, while the network in Sindh operates from the Malir Karachi area.
It can take a year for drugs to reach and be sold in Africa or the Middle East, the report said, adding that a resident of Gwadar named Jan Mohammad alias Jaffar was the culprit for the international drug racket.
Qambar Bizenjo, Jan Mohammad’s son, is in charge of shipping drugs to Africa and the Middle East, while Saleem Rind, Nusratullah Bizenjo and Adeeb Shah operate from Karachi, the report revealed.
The smuggling gang has rented a bungalow in DHA Stage 7 Karachi and has held several Nigerian nationals hostage inside. The kidnapping of the same Nigerian national was reported to the head of Karachi Police on his WhatsApp. The three Nigerians were rescued and released by the SHO and SIO after accepting bribes. A case was registered against the two police officers and they were later arrested, the report said.
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