The passenger was held after the detection of over 3.5 kilograms of heroin worth millions in hidden compartments in the bag.
The narcotics was supplied to private parties attended by influential people and top government officials in Karachi, revealed a smuggler.
The ANF officials conducted a raid on a tip-off at Islamabad airport and foiled the bid to smuggle a huge quantity of contraband medicines to a foreign country besides arresting two women.
Anti Narcotics Force (ANF) in Pakistan said on Thursday it carried out a total of 16 raids across the country recovering a total of 2293 kg of narcotics
Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) on Friday foiled separate bids of drug smuggling within the country and abroad in separate actions across the country.
The passenger is identified as Asghar, a resident of Gujranwala, who was departing to Doha through a private airline.
The accused person was travelling to Madinah from Faisalabad International Airport along with one kilogram and 850 grams of ice heroin.
The arrested drug peddler was shifted to the ANF cell for further investigation
Railways police thwarted a bid to smuggle drugs to Punjab during a raid conducted at Rehman Baba Express arriving from Peshawar.