Rawalpindi: ANF recovers heroin in 3 cases
RAWALPINDI: The Anti–Narcotics Force (ANF), increasing vigilance at international airports, recovered heroin in three cases, the ANF said on Tuesday.
The drugs were being smuggled to Middle East and southern Europe, it maintained. The ANF Rawalpindi Airport Team arrested Subhan Ali, 29, son of Mukhtar Ahmed, hailing from Gujrat, who confessed to having 50 heroin–filled capsules in his stomach during questioning. He was to travel by the Emirates Airline Flight EK-615 from Islamabad to Italy (Milan) via Dubai. The accused was born in Italy and his family resides there. The last time he came to Pakistan in November 2013 during which he also carried drugs. Basically it was his pattern of movement that made the ANF Airport Team suspicious about his involvement.
The ANF Peshawar Airport Team apprehended Sajjad Khan, 23, son of Qasim Jan, resident of Tehkal, Peshawar, after recovery of 52 ingested capsules of heroin. He was to travel by Shaheen Airlines Flight NL–786 from Peshawar to Dubai. During initial investigation, he revealed that he was travelling abroad for the first time and was acting as a carrier of drugs. He was to return from Dubai after one week stay.
The ANF Peshawar Airport Team apprehended Manzoor Hussain, 53, son of Haji Jamal Gul, resident of Peshawar, after recovery of 350 grams of heroin, tactfully concealed inside the handle of hand–carry baggage. He was to travel by Gulf Airlines Flight GF-785 from Peshawar to Bahrain. At Bahrain, he was to take a flight for the UK where his children are residing. Initial interrogation revealed that he has travelled abroad several times.