KARACHI – Around 700 grams of heroin worth Rs7 million was found in the hidden compartments of a Pakistan International Airlines aircraft at Jinnah International Airport Karachi on Thursday.

According to a customs department spokesman the plane had landed back from Kuala Lumpur and was bound for Peshawar.

He added that on a tip-off, the personnel of Pakistan Customs Preventive deployed at the departure section of Jinnah International Airport searched the aircraft and seized the illegal drug.

This is not the first time, heroin has been seized from a PIA craft.

On January 4, Airport Security Force (ASF) foiled a passenger’s attempt to smuggle heroin on a Saudi Arabia-bound airplane at Islamabad airport.

In December last year Pakistan Customs  claimed to have recovered 17 kg of heroin worth Rs170 million from a PIA aircraft which was ready to take off for Saudi Arabia.