ISLAMABAD – The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) recovered one kilogram of heroin from a passenger at the Benazir Bhutto International Airport, here on Friday.

According to ANF officials, Irfan Masih was set to board an Airblue flight for Abu Dhabi on Thursday night when the drug was confiscated from his handbag during checking at the immigration counter.

The suspect was arrested and shifted to ANF headquarters. A First Information Report (FIR) was later registered against him under Section 9-C of the Control of Narcotics Substance Act.

Masih, who hails from Nankana Sahib, denied he had any knowledge about the presence of heroin in his bag.

According to officials, the suspect will be presented before a local magistrate on Saturday to seek his physical remand for further probe.