ANF seizes heroin in drug bust at Islamabad International Airport

11:55 PM | 1 May, 2023
ANF seizes heroin in drug bust at Islamabad International Airport

ISLAMABAD - In a massive seizure, Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) foiled the bid to smuggle 580 grams of heroin from a parcel meant to be sent to London.

The operation was conducted at the Islamabad International airport on Monday as the heroin was concealed in women’s clothes supposed to be sent to the United Kingdom’s capital London. The airport is one of the busiest airports of the country and is used by diplomats, government officials, celebrities as well as businessmen to travel domestically and to other countries as well. 

In a separate raid in Islamabad's E-11 sector, around five grams of cocaine was recovered from a Nigerian national. Moreover, authorities seized marijuana from Suzuki pickup on Murree Road concealed in speaker boxes and arrested three accused for carrying the drugs.

In a joint operation conducted by ANF and Punjab Rangers near Head Sulaimanki, four accused were arrested while five kg heroin was recovered in the operation.

According to officials, 1.770 grams of heroin was also recovered from two accused—residents of Swabi near Faisalabad Railway Chowk; Interestingly, heroin was secretly hidden in sweet boxes to be smuggled to Sharjah, Samaa reported.

Authorrities also seized sizeable quantity of hashish, opium and heroin from Kabirwala Sarai Sidhu.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 22 June 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 22, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.6 for buying and 280.75 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 297 and selling rate is 299.5 while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.75.

Currency Rates in Pakistan

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.7 280.85
Euro EUR 294.3 297.9
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352 355.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 75 75.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.85 73.6
Australian Dollar AUD 182.2 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.98 748.98
Canadian Dollar CAD 202 204
China Yuan CNY 38.4 38.8
Danish Krone DKK 40.15 40.55
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.68 36.03
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.45
Japanese Yen JPY 1.9 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.7 917.7
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.07 59.67
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.98 172.98
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.38 26.68
Omani Riyal OMR 723.75 731.75
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.53 77.23
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.68 26.98
Swiss Franc CHF 315.21 317.71
Thai Bhat THB 7.59 7.74


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