Bid to smuggle drugs foiled at Islamabad airport

Published: May 17, 2019
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The accused is a resident of Gujrat and is now in the custody of the ANF for further probe. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

The accused is a resident of Gujrat and is now in the custody of the ANF for further probe. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

RAWALPINDI: The Airport Security Force (ASF) on Friday foiled a bid to smuggle more than ten kilogrammes of drugs through New Islamabad International Airport.

According to details, the accused was trying to travel to Manchester on an international flight EK-613.

PHOTO: EXPRESS

PHOTO: EXPRESS

He had concealed the heroin in one of the layers of his bag.

“Zahid is a resident of Gujrat and is now in the custody of the Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) for further investigations,” said the ASF.

In March this year, mail and customs authorities in Rawalpindi foiled an attempt to smuggle a large quantity of the synthetic psychoactive drug Ecstasy from the Netherlands worth Rs7 million.

The drugs were believed to be destined for college and school going students in the federal capital.

Major drug busts made by IMO, ASF

The drugs were caught by the International Mail office in Rawalpindi with the assistance of the Customs.

Officials of the international mail office had termed the bust as the biggest recovery in their history.

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