Man nabbed over smuggling drugs hidden inside shoes at Lahore airport


LAHORE: A passenger who attempted to smuggle 850-gram drugs hidden inside his shoes has been arrested by Airports’ Security Forces (ASF) personnel at Lahore’s Allama Iqbal International Airport.

The passenger is identified as Asghar, a resident of Gujranwala, who was departing to Doha through a private airline. During the checking, ASF officials have recovered 850-gram charas which was hidden insides his shoes.

Drug smuggling Lahore airport

Later, the arrested man handed over the Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) officials for legal action.

Earlier in December last year, an ANF team had foiled a bid to smuggle heroin abroad from Allama Iqbal International airport.

As per details, the ANF team recovered heroin from a Doha-bound flight passenger named Iqbal Khan at the Allama Iqbal International airport in Lahore.

The heroin was concealed in the luggage by Iqbal Khan, a resident of Charsaddah. He was taken into custody by the ANF for further investigations.

Earlier, on December 16 – 2019, Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) authorities claimed to have seized a parcel bound for the United States, carrying drugs.

According to the ANF authorities, during action in Sialkot, they foiled a bid to smuggle drugs abroad in a parcel. The recovered parcel carried around 6.9 kilograms of drugs and could worth up to millions in the international market.

The authorities said that the drugs were booked for a US address and the authorities are further probing the matter.


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