Anti-Narcotics Force nabs 8 in drug smuggling attempt

The ANF in Peshawar arrested six passengers from a Jeddah bound flight, while two other were arrested from Hajji Camp.

Express October 30, 2010

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.

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Reehan Ahmed | 10 years ago | Reply This is attitude of our Hajis Sahiban.
ahmed | 10 years ago | Reply they should have informed Saudi govt. since the laws are strict and they would have been punished .Pakistani state would have been better off. Hats off to customs for successful operation .
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