Pakistan

LAHORE – The customs authorities have foiled a heroin smuggling bid at Peshawar Airport on early Thursday.

According to details, the customs authorities recovered 950-gram ice from a passenger’s bag, travelling from Pakistan to Saudi Arabia via private airline.

Customs officials said that accused Jamshed belongs to Swabi district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).

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The assistant collector said that the recovered ice heroin was worth Rs 90.6 million when his baggage was checked at the Bacha Khan International Airport before boarding the plane.

A case has been registered against the accused after arresting him.

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Earlier this year, it was reported that the KP government was drafting a new bill to combat the usage, manufacturing, and trafficking of the highly addictive drug.

Under Pakistan’s anti-narcotics laws, a seller needs to possess 100 grams of a drug to be convicted, while meth-sellers don’t need to carry more than 50 grams to sell.

Furthermore, separate punishments and fines have been categorised for those found possessing over 1 to 10 grams, 10 to 100 grams, and over 100 grams of Ice, according to officials privy to the development.