Potatoes containing abortion drugs...

Officials confiscated a shipment from Pakistan comprising prohibited abortion drugs

Colombo: Customs officials seized 30,000 vials of a drug used for abortions, inside a container of potatoes.

The consignment was imported from Pakistan and confiscated on Saturday, ‘Mirror’ reported.

A Pakistani national has been arrested by the customs for importing the drugs worth around Rs30 million [Dh0.9m].

Officers of the Customs Revenue Monitoring Unit were surprised to find the drugs when inspecting a container listed as containing potatoes.

A total of three containers of potatoes was inspected by the Unit since last Monday and officials discovered 15 bags containing vials of the prohibited drug in one of the containers.
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