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ASF recovers heroin from passengers at Islamabad airport

ISLAMABAD: The Airport Security Force (ASF) foiled a smuggling attempt at the Islamabad Airport after it recovered heroin from two female passengers, ARY News reported.

According to sources, the drugs were recovered by the ASF during a scheduled inspection of the female passengers leaving for Saudi Arabia.

The women, identified as Shamim Bibi and Asma Riasat, were each carrying 40 capsules loaded with heroin. The women were scheduled to board a private airline and they were going for Umrah.

The sources further said both female passengers belonged to Abbottabad.

The arrested smugglers were later handed over to Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) for further investigation.

Later, the Anti Narcotics Force personnel took them into custody.

On Oct 26, a couple from Pakistan was arrested at Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), Sri Lanka after the law enforcers caught them smuggling ‘heroin capsules’ hiding in their stomach.

The Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) of the country detected the smuggling attempt during the security screening at the airport.

According to ColomboPage, the 67-year-old woman and 44-year-old man reportedly flown from Lahore to Dubai and then came to Colombo in an attempt to avoid the heavy security checks at the Colombo airport on passengers.

The man and the woman were arrested and admitted to the Negombo Base hospital where necessary actions were taken to recover the heroin capsules.

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