KARACHI: At least 15 kilogrammes of heroin was seized from a Pakistan International Airlines flight at Karachi airport on Tuesday.
“PIA’s security department, with the assistance of Anti-Narcotics Force, has recovered approximately 15 kg of heroin from an aircraft which was at the hangar in Karachi undergoing C check,” PIA spokesperson said in a statement.
“The matter is currently being investigated by all agencies concerned,” the spokesperson added.
In December last year, PIA thwarted an attempt to smuggle 15 kilogrammes of heroin through a Jeddah-bound flight. PIA’s security and vigilance team was on its routine pre-departure search of a B-777 aircraft at Jinnah International Airport when it recovered approximately 15kg of heroin, spokesperson Danyal Gilani said in a statement. The flight, PK-7121, was scheduled to travel from Karachi to Jeddah, he added. Gilani further said officials of Airport Security Force (ASF), Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) and Pakistan Customs were also part of the search team.