Pakistan Airport Security Force arrested armed man boarding international flight

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Pakistan Airport Security Force arrested armed man boarding international flight

ISLAMABAD - Airport Security Force (ASF) on Sunday claimed to have arrested a man at Islamabad airport trying to board a Dubai-bound flight with a pistol and 28 live rounds.

According to the ASF spokesman, a person trying to board a Dubai-bound flight from the Islamabad International airport was intercepted by the authorities. "During checking of his belongings, the ASF personnel found a pistol and 28 live rounds from his possession,” the force said.

The passenger Abdullah Khan was arrested and handed over to the police authorities for further investigations. During initial investigations, it was found that the weapon owned by the accused was not registered with the authorities.

On Feb.6, the ASF foiled a bid to smuggle heroin from New Islamabad airport and recovered drugs worth Rs10 million from a passenger.

According to the ASF authorities, a resident of Azad Kashmir, Mohammad Sagheer, was stopped during the scrutiny process at the airport.

During a thorough check, it was found that he concealed brown heroin in utensils for smuggling the drugs on the Birmingham-bound flight.

It was found that the drug was over two kilograms and is worth upto Rs10 million in the international market.

The passenger was handed over to the Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) authorities for further investigations.