Brit held at Islamabad airport over heroin smuggling

  • 1.75 kilogram of illegal drugs was recovered from the passenger's shoes
Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – Pakistani authorities on Sunday arrested a British national in a bid to smuggle 1.75kg heroin in his shoes at Benazir International Airport, Islamabad.

According to airport officials, the accused identified as Asif Khan, was en route to England on flight PK 785. During a search, the heroin was recovered from his shoes. The accused was detained by the Airport Security Force (ASF) and later handed over to Anti Narcotics Force.

On January 15, the customs officers arrested a man from Islamabad airport who was trying to smuggle drugs worth almost Rs15 million to United Arab Emirates (UAE). The man identified as Kennedy Brian, a resident of Lahore, was trying to smuggle 1,635 grammes through his shoes.

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