Rawalpindi: Man held carrying heroin to Italy
RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Customs foiled a bid to smuggle heroin to Italy and arrested a drug smuggler, informed sources here on Wednesday.According to the sources, Pakistan Customs stopped a passenger, who was later identified as Ziad bin Shaukat, bearing passport (TS5517994), on suspicion. During the course of his luggage search, the Customs officials found 450 grams brown heroin that was concealed in cigarettes sleeves. The passenger was arrested on the spot when he was trying to board a Rome–bound Qatar Airways flight number QR-615.
The sources claimed that the Airports Security Force (ASF) had earlier cleared the baggage of the passenger after scanning. A case has been lodged against the accused.
Meanwhile, Anti–Narcotics Force (ANF) conducted several raids in various cities and arrested 11 drug peddlers including three lady smugglers besides recovering huge quantity of narcotics from their possession.