Rawalpindi: Bid to smuggle heroin foiled
RAWALPINDI: The bid to smuggle heroin was foiled by the Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) which arrested an air passenger and recovered 10kg heroin from him at Benazir Bhutto International Airport, source said on Friday.
Meanwhile, another passenger who was containing 70 heroin-filled capsules in his stomach was off-loaded from a Kuwait Airways flight and was arrested by the ANF staff.
The huge quantity of heroin was seized when the check-in of Turkish Airways flight for Ankra was in progress at the airport.
The ANF staff on suspicion stopped a passenger and asked for his baggage search. During search, the ANF staff recovered 10kg of heroin concealed in the suitcase. The passenger who was identified as Mohammad Asif, a resident of Gujrat, was taken into custody and a case was registered against him.
Meanwhile, a passenger identified as Mohammad Irfan was off loaded from a Kuwait Airways flight on suspicion and handed over to the ANF staff.
He was taken to the hospital where 70 heroin-filled capsules were recovered which he had swallowed. The quantity of heroin he was carrying in capsules is yet to be estimated.