UK crime agency confirms seizure of heroin on PIA flight

May 17, 2017
632308-PIA-1384497502-140-640x480 LONDON: The National Crime Agency of Britain has confirmed that it has seized a quantity of heroin on board a PIA flight from Pakistan to UK. The British crime agency made the statement in response to a querry made by a Twitter user. "NCA officers are investigating following the seizure of a quantity of heroin on board a flight from Paksitan to the UK," it said. They questioned the crew of a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight and confiscated their passports after heroin was recovered from the aircraft at Heathrow airport. No arrest has been made in the case while further investigation is underway. UK NCA PIA spokesperson Mashhood Tajwar confirmed the flight, which arrived at 2:50pm in London, was thoroughly searched for over two hours after landing. Upon landing, as passengers disembarked, the flight crew and aircraft were searched by authorities, the spokesperson said and added that 14 crew members were released after being detained for nearly two hours. Tajwar claimed that nothing was found on the plane during investigation, saying they plan to take up the case with the authorities concerned. - SAMAA





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