Two separate attempts to smuggle more than 3.5 kilogrammes (kgs) of heroin were foiled at the Islamabad International Airport (IIA) on Tuesday.
According to the officials, a boarding of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Doha-bound flight was under way when a passenger named Syed Tahir from Khyber Agency reached the airport. When the Airport Security Force (ASF) checked the luggage of the passenger, more than 1.1 kgs of brown heroin was found hidden in the luggage.
The passenger along with the recovered narcotics was taken into custody and handed over to Anti-Narcotic Force (ANF) for further investigation.
In another incident, the boarding of a private airline’s flight to Bahrain was in progress when a passenger, Mashhood Khan from Khyber Agency reached the airport. When the ANF personnel searched his luggage, 2.3 kgs of heroin hidden in the trolley bag was recovered.
The passenger was taken into custody and transferred to ANF cell for further investigation where both passengers are under investigation.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 4th, 2021.
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