13 International Airlines staff arrested for heroine smuggling


Islamabad: Thirteen Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) employees were arrested in connection with a failed attempt to smuggle 6 kg of heroin to Dubai from Lahore.

"Some PIA employees have been taken into custody in connection with the heroin smuggling to Dubai. If found guilty, strict action will be taken against them," PIA spokesman Daniyal Gilani told Dawn online on Sunday.

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A PIA flight was to leave for Dubai on Saturday from Lahore's Allama Iqbal International Airport when the Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) received information that a huge quantity of heroin was being smuggled through the flight.

ANF faculty looked the plane and recuperated 6 kg of heroin from the can.

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Official sources said the ANF associated that such an immense amount with heroin couldn't be disguised in the plane without the conspiracy of various workers, Dawn online reported.