LEEDS, UK: A Pakistani air steward who was arrested after 2.5 kilogrammes of heroin was found inside his luggage at the Leeds Bradford International Airport (LBIA), was charged and remanded into custody by a magistrates' court on Thursday, the Yorkshire Evening Post reported.
Syed Shahrukh Shah, who arrived on a Pakistan International Airline (PIA) flight from Islamabad last night, was arrested by UK Border Force officials and was charged with attempting to smuggle class 'A' drugs.
Shah appeared at Leeds Magistrates' Court on Thursday and has been remanded in custody until his next court appearance on December 5. He did not enter a plea.
“We take incidents of this nature very seriously and we’re working with PIA as they progress with their investigations," said an LBIA spokesperson.The investigation and prosecution is to be carried out by National Crime Agency.
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Well done PIA.
@Hafiz: Finding kiloooos of gold in the toilet of a plane is what! I think it's called smuggling as well and u know the rest of the story sir!
PIA has to make money somehow.
The Pakistani custom and FIA officials were probably busy hunting for some rich uninfluential person to get some bribe before he leaves Pakistan. Most probably they were involved with this person that's why did not bother checking her.
How come he was not caught at the Islamabad Air port by the custom dept. After all they check every body. Are they in cahoot in this crime? All the crew of custom dept in that shift must be brought to book. As far as this guy is concerned, all his retirement benefits must be confiscated. He should be in jail for rest of his life. Period.
@Legend: Nah mate,its raw/mossad/cia/khad/kgb/MI5 involved and trying to malign us righteous Pakistanis!
....even otherwise sooner or later he would have been deported....!!..happens to most that go from this place
Clearly it is a RAW, CIA and Mossad inspired conspiracy! Individuals belonging to the Religion of the Peace cannot commit such heinous activities.
RAW behind this
PIA employees should be checked for drugs and bombs when ever they land in a foreign country. Pakistan is heavily involved in drug trafficking.
PIA is now become 'Polio/Drug International Airlines'.
UK and EU should completely ban PIA over their sky.
This is why called pakistan is epicenter of terrorism and epicentre of smuggling.
@Legend: no RAW and pakistanis don't know what is terrorist and smuggling.
BCCI clearly involved.