Anti Narcotics Force foils 4 attempts to smuggle heroin abroad at Benazir Bhutto International Airport

Islamabad, February 07, 2016 (PPI-OT): ANF foiled 4 attempts to smuggle Heroin abroad and seized 34.7 Kg Heroin concealed in luggage of 4 different foreign bound passengers at Benazir Bhutto International Airport, Islamabad. The worth of the seized Heroin amounts to Rs 222 Million (22 Crore 20 Lac) in International Market.

According to details, ANF Rawalpindi Airport Team while acting upon an intelligence report, arrested 2 passengers identified as Qasim Ali and Ghulam Ai both hailing from Sargodha and recovered 5.650 Kg Heroin from luggage of each of the passengers, consequently, 11.3 Kg Heroin was recovered from both the passengers. They were taken into custody separately from pedestrian entry gate of BBIA. Both the accused passengers were scheduled to fly for Riyadh by Shaheen Airline Flight No. NL-739.

Further, ANF Rawalpindi Airport Team also arrested Muhammad Saghir resident of Sialkot at BBIA and recovered 11.350 Kg Heroin from his luggage, who was to fly for Austria by Qatar Airline Flight No. QR-613; while another passenger named Ashfaq Ali resident of Faisalabad was detained on recovery of 12.05 Kg Heroin contained in his baggage. He was to take off for Italy by Turkish Airline Flight No. TK-711. Separate cases have been registered at respective ANF Police Station and further investigation is underway.

For more information, contact:
Anti Narcotics Force (ANF)
National Park Road, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-9270173
Fax: +92-51-9270165