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Bid to smuggle 9.250kg heroin to UK foiled at Islamabad Airport

Bid to smuggle 9.250kg heroin to UK foiled at Islamabad Airport

ISLAMABAD: Anti Narcotics Force (ANF) in two different cases has recovered 9.250-kilogram heroin by two British-Pakistani Nationals at Islamabad International Airport.

In first case, ANF Airport team arrested a passenger Kamran Ghafoor, resident of Tehsil Gojar Khan and recovered 8kg heroin concealed in his bag. He was to travel by Emirates Airlines Flight No EK-615 from Rawalpindi to London (finally Birmingham) via Dubai.

In second case, ANF Airport Team on suspicion stopped a passenger Bilal Zafar Qureshi, resident of Kashmir Colony, Jhelum and during frisking his luggage recovered 1kg heroin concealed in boxes of talcum powder.

During initial investigation, 250 grams heroin concealed in his underwear was also recovered. He was to travel by Etihad Airlines Flight No EY-232 from Rawalpindi to UK via Abu Dhabi.

Both passengers were British-Pakistani Nationals and were going to the UK by different routes and flights. Cases against both the accused persons have been registered at ANF Police Station.