15kg heroin seized from PIA flight at Karachi airport

Published: April 4, 2017

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.

PIA seizes 15kg heroin from Karachi-Jeddah flight

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.


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  • Sameer
    Apr 12, 2017 - 3:07PM

    Catching them is never enough. The guilty need to be hanged. Why hasnt been the engineering been vetted yet?Recommend

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