Azerbaijan woman arrested for 'human trafficking, drug smuggling' in Islamabad

Solmaz is wanted by Interpol France for involvement in human trafficking, authorities say


Our Correspondent November 17, 2018
Islamabad Police. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad Police on Saturday arrested an Azerbaijan national for her alleged involvement in human trafficking and drug smuggling.

The police had stopped the suspect, who has been identified as Abivia Solmaz, during patrolling within the Secretariat Police Station limits.

A lady police constable checked her purse and found 1,050 grammes of heroin in it.

Preliminary investigation shows that she was wanted by Interpol France for her alleged involvement in human trafficking. Her visa had also expired in April.

A case has been registered against the accused with an investigation currently underway.

Czech woman attempting to smuggle 9kg of heroin held at Lahore airport

Earlier this year, a Czech national was taken into custody at the Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore after she attempted to smuggle 9kg of heroin.

Teresa, 21, was able to cross two security checks despite ‘stringent’ controls in place. She was en route to the United Arab Emirates.

Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) officials as well as Customs personnel took the suspect into custody after finding the contraband.

The value of the drugs in the international market was believed to be Rs150 million.

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