Rawalpindi: Bid to smuggle heroin foiled, 3 taken into custody
RAWALPINDI: The Airport Security Force (ASF) recovered heroin powder from the baggage of a group of people proceeding to Jeddah from Benazir Bhutto International Airport (BBIA) for performing Umrah late Wednesday night, the ANF sources said. Sources said that a group of three people — Shoukat Ali (Passport No. HQ-1804541), his wife, Fatima Bibi (Passport No. RD–3090991), hailing from Sargodha and Mohammad Asghar (Passport No. BS-1825021), resident of Faisalabad – were proceeding to Jeddah to perform Umrah by PIA flight PK-741.
When they reached the ASF Counter after checking of their travel documents at the Immigration Counter, the ASF staff scanned their hand carry bag and found odd stuff packed in its secret cavities. The ASF recovered three–kilogram heroin powder concealed in secret pockets of the bag.
The ASF detained the passengers and handed them over to the Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) staff deployed at the airport with recovered narcotics.