Friday, 3 December 2021

Canadian national arrested at Pakistan’s Islamabad airport over drug smuggling


ISLAMABAD: Authorities at Pakistan’s Islamabad International Airport arrested a Canadian national for attempting to smuggle drugs outside the country on Monday.

Officials of Pakistan’s Customs said the suspected Canadian smuggler, identified as Brain, was transporting heroin and ice outside the country. Customs officials said the ice was carefully concealed inside shoes.

The suspect was heading to Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, on a private airlines’ flight, said the officials, adding that a case has been registered against him and investigations are now under way.

The seized contraband has a value of 15 million rupees (some 13,640 U.S. dollars), claimed officials.

Earlier this month, a 21-year-old Czech Republic national woman was arrested at Pakistan’s eastern Lahore airport for smuggling nine kilograms of heroin out of the country.

Pakistan Customs officials apprehended the woman in the airport when she was trying to smuggle the drugs from Lahore to United Arab Emirates.

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