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  • ASF arrested a heroin smuggler at New Islamabad International Airport

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    The Airport Security Force (ASF) thwarted a heroin smuggling bid and arrested an alleged smuggler at the New Islamabad International Airport.

    According to a spokesman for the ASF, heroin weighing two kilogrammes was seized from the luggage of a passenger, Hamid Khan son of Momin Khan.

    He was to board Pakistan International Airlines’ (PIA) Doha-bound flight, PK-287. Subsequently, the passenger was taken into custody and later handed over to the Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) for further investigation.

    The value of the seized heroin is estimated at tens of millions of rupees, the spokesman said.

    Earlier, the Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) had thwarted a narcotics smuggling bid at the Allama International Airport Lahore.

    According to a spokesperson for the ANF, officials at the airport’s cargo office checked a suspicious parcel and discovered heroin concealed in small decoration pieces. The seized drug weighed 2.214 kilogrammes, he said.

    Shahid Riaz, a resident of Lahore, had booked the parcel that was to be sent to London.

     

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