Busted: Three held, 6kg of heroin seized

Two of the suspects are members of law-enforcement agencies.

Our Correspondent July 29, 2012


Three men including two law enforcement officials were arrested at the Benazir Bhutto International Airport (BBIA) on Saturday for trying to smuggle 6kg of heroin onto a Dubai-bound plane.

One suspect, Amir Yaqoob, is a member of the Airport Security Force (ASF), while the second suspect, his brother Urooj Yaqoob, is a constable in the Punjab police.

An Anti Narcotics Force official said Urooj delivered a 6kg bag of heroin to his brother Amir through the Gammon gate of the BBIA.

The bag was to be delivered to a passenger named Shah Khalid, who was booked for Dubai on the 3:30am flight.

Khalid was also arrested when he got to the airport.

The two brothers are from Mandi Bahauddin, while Khalid hails from Nowshehra in K-P.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 29th, 2012.


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