Couple detained at Lahore airport for trying to smuggle heroin
LAHORE: The Airport Security Force (ASF) claimed to have arrested a couple for trying to smuggle heroin to Saudi Arabia, ARY News reported on Monday.
The officials at the airport said passengers – Anwar and his spouse were due to board a flight for Jeddah to perform Umrah when they were intercepted. During search they claimed to recover six kilograms of heroin from their luggage.
They said the suspected smugglers have been taken into custody and will be handed over to the Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) for registration of an FIR against them under the anti-narcotics law. Subsequently, they will be produced before a judicial magistrate for their physical remand for further investigation into the matter.
Earlier on May 22, the ANF had recovered 20 kilograms of heroin from a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight at the Islamabad airport.
The ANF and airport security force during a joint search had recovered the heroin from Flight PK-785 destined to depart for London from the Benazir International Airport.