Pakistan

Woman arrested at airport for trying to smuggle heroin

RAWALPINDI: The Airport Security Forces (ASF) on Monday claimed to have arrested a woman for attempting to smuggle heroin at the Benazir International Airport, ARY News reported.

Heroin weighing two kilograms was recovered from the luggage of a woman who was about to fly to Saudi Arabia via Muscat, said the ASF spokesperson, adding the value of the seized heroin is estimated to be in millions of rupees.

He said the custody of the arrested woman, who hailed from Muzzafargarh, was handed over to Anti-Narcotics Force for registration of an FIR against her under the relevant anti-narcotics law and further investigation into the matter.

This is the second attempt of smuggling of contraband foiled by the ASF within last ten days of this month.

The ASF had earlier on June 12 arrested a couple for trying to smuggle heroin to Saudi Arabia at the Allama Iqbal International Airport.

According to the airport officials, the 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.

The anti-narcotics force had foiled another attempt of smuggling in May, this year and recovered 20 kilograms of heroin from a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight at the Islamabad airport.

Heroin was recovered from Flight PK-785 destined to depart for London from the Benazir International Airport.

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