Pakistani arrested at UK airport with heroin, charged with smuggling, remanded

Syed Shahrukh Shah has been remanded into custody by a Leeds Magistrates' Court till December 5.

Web Desk November 21, 2013
The Pakistani national had arrived in PIA flight from Islamabad. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

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.


Singh | 9 years ago | Reply

Well done PIA.

Muhammad afzal | 9 years ago | Reply

@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!

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