6.5kg Heroin recovered from PIA plane

By Terrapinzflyer · Jun 1, 2010 ·
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    KARACHI: A joint team comprising officials of three major agencies, namely the Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF), Pakistan Customs Preventive Collectorate and Customs Intelligence (CI), claimed to have seized a huge cache of narcotics from a PIA aircraft at the Jinnah Terminal Karachi on Saturday. As per details, the team, headed by ANF Joint Director Colonel Shahrukh, Pakistan Customs Deputy Collector Habib Ahmed and CI Superintendent Wilayat, searched the aircraft No PK-303, which had arrived from Lahore, and recovered 6.5 kilogrammes of heroin. Officials claimed it was the biggest heroin recovery from a domestic flight. Pakistan Customs Chief Media Liaison Officer Qamar Thalho said the heroin was concealed in the ceiling of the rear toilet of the aircraft. Its value in the international market is around Rs 65 million, he added. staff report

    http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2010\05\30\story_30-5-2010_pg12_11

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