passenger held for swallowing heroin capsules at Islamabad airport
ISLAMABAD: The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) claimed to have foiled a bid to smuggle heroin out of the country at the Islamabad International Airport.
According to ANF, a passenger, named Muhammad Naeem, was arrested for trying to smuggle narcotics to Saudi Arabia. He had swallowed 50 capsules containing heroin.
The held drug peddler, a resident of Texila, was to board a Jeddah-bound flight (SV 3887). During initial interrogation, he confessed to having swallowed heroin-loaded capsules in order to smuggle them to Jeddah.
He was shifted to the ANF cell for further investigation.
Earlier this month, the Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) had seized 250 grams of heroin hidden in a consignment of oil filters at the Allama Iqbal International Airport.
According to ANF officials, the consignment was to be shipped to Canada. Acting on secret information, the officials checked the consignment, which led to the recovery of heroin worth millions of rupees.