Big cache of heroin seized, one arrested at Benazir Bhutto International Airport

Custom officials stopped Muhammad Wasim, a British passport holder, as he was about to board a London bound flight

A British passport holder has been arrested by Custom officials at Benazir Bhutto International Airport for having 20 kilograms of heroin hidden in his luggage. PHOTO: ZAFAR ASLAM/EXPRESS

RAWALPINDI: Customs authorities at the Benazir Bhutto International Airport here on Sunday morning recovered 20 kilogrammes of heroin from a UK-bound passenger.

The customs officials, in a press release, said that they stopped Muhammad Wasim, a British passport holder, as he was about to board  a flight bound for London.

Over 27 kg heroin recovered from PIA aircraft at Karachi airport

The drug was packed in small plastic bags that were concealed in stitches between clothes and embroidery.

They said that the heroin could be located only after close search.

The customs officials further noted that the passenger was cleared by Airport Security Force (ASF) at their counter.

In May, customs officials in Karachi recovered over 27kg heroin from a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) aircraft during an intelligence-based raid.

Smuggling bid foiled: 3kg heroin recovered from PIA’s Dubai-bound flight

Officials conducted the raid at Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport, and seized nine packets of heroin from the lavatory of a Europe-bound aircraft parked in the hangar.

“It is an unfortunate incident and the airline’s management is extending full cooperation to investigating agencies in addition to conducting its own inquiry,” a PIA spokesperson said in a statement.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 18th, 2016.


Haji Atiya | 5 years ago | Reply @Abbas: Probably a 'made man' and someone will push a button and get him free...
Abbas | 5 years ago | Reply From picture, he seems so proud of his act!
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