13 Pakistan International Airlines employees arrested for heroin smuggling
Islamabad, Aug 1 (IANS) Thirteen Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) employees were arrested in connection with a failed attempt to smuggle 6 kg of heroin to Dubai from Lahore.
Ã‚â€œSome 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,Ã‚â€ PIA spokesman Daniyal Gilani told Dawn online on Sunday.
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 personnel searched the plane and recovered 6 kg of heroin from the toilet.
Official sources said the ANF suspected that such a huge quantity of heroin could not be concealed in the plane without the connivance of a number of employees, Dawn online reported.