PESHAWAR: The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) arrested eight Jeddah bound passengers for trying to smuggle heroin, from Peshawar on Saturday.
Accoridng to Express 24/7 reporter Iftikhar Firdous, the passengers had heroin capsules stitched to their stomachs. Six of the passengers were arrested from a Jeddah bound flight, while two of their accomplices were arrested from the Hajji Camp. The arrested also confessed to running a drug smuggling operation.
All of the arrested have been shifted to the hospital for the removal of the tablets.
Speaking to Express 24/7, ANF Director General Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Brigadier Ameer Khan said that the ANF had intelligence reports of the gang using Hajjis to smuggle drugs to Saudi Arabia. He also said that there was no confirmation of the quantity that was being smuggled.
On October 11, 2010 the ANF had recovered 84 heroin capsules from a South African man at Karachi Airport.