ISLAMABAD: The customs staff at the Benazir Bhutto International Airport Islamabad seized 1.56 kilogram of ice heroin concealed into a handbag of a passenger who was boarding an Abu Dhabi flight.
According to details given by Zulfiqar Ali Chaudry, Collector Model Customs Collectorate (MCC) Islamabad, that the customs staff of the MCC Islamabad was on its routine duty checking when they focused on a suspicious passenger at the departure counter of Pakistan Customs.
The well experienced Inspectors named Muhammad Aslam and Muhammad Shakeel asked the passenger to show his luggage. Upon opening the handbag, the customs staff found a male jacket in the handbag.
The customs inspectors opened the jacket and found the ‘ice heroin’ hidden in the the jacket. The customs staff arrested the passenger as well as confiscated the heroin weighed 1.56 kilogram and registered an FIR against the smuggler. The passenger was going to Abudhabi by PK-232.
The price of the seized ice heroin is estimated at Rs15million. The case has been forwarded to Interrogation and Prosecution (I&P) Department for further action while accused will be produced before the customs judge for remand today.
The collector Islamabad made an appreciation call to the customs airport staff for making an outstanding seizure.