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Customs Preventive foils attempt to smuggle heroin from Lahore airport

Customs Preventive foils attempt to smuggle heroin from Lahore airport

LAHORE: Collectorate of Customs Preventive team deputed at Allama Iqbal International Airport foiled an attempt to smuggle two and half kilogram of heroin.

Sources told Customs Today that Collector Customs Preventive Faiz Ahmad received credible information that some passengers were trying to smuggle heroin. He immediately conveyed the same information to customs team which enhanced vigilance on international Departure and Arrival Lounge of Allama Iqbal International Airport.

The customs team intercepted a family who were going to board on Emirates Airlines flight no: EK-630 who were set to depart for Jeddah. The passengers were later on identified as Majeed Ahmad, Shamim Akhtar, and a child Mohammad Azan. During checking of their luggage customs team recovered two and half kilogram of heroin powder which was tactfully hidden in a flask. The customs team seized all the heroin powder and arrested the passengers.

Sources told that after registering a case of smuggling against the suspects Customs Preventive team started further investigations.

It is also necessary to mention here that Collector Customs Preventive Faiz Ahmad directed all anti smuggling squads to use zero tolerance policy anyone who found involved in smuggling should be dealt with iron hands.