*ISLAMABAD: *In a new embarrassment yet another PIA staff member has been arrested by the French authorities in Paris over drug smuggling case.
French authorities on Sunday have interrogated the whole crew of flight PK-749 of Pakistan International Airline (PIA) to investigate the drug smuggling case and took one more official under arrest.
On Saturday, March 10, the PIA flight attendant, Tanweer Gulzar, and his alleged accomplice, Mohammad Moin were detained by the French authorities after drugs were recovered from Gulzar’s possession in a PIA aircraft in Paris.
According to media reports, the French officials launched an investigation into the drug smuggling case after they found narcotics in the airport screening.
The officials raided a hotel in Paris, where the PIA crew was searched. The flight attendant was arrested from the hotel, sources said.
PIA sources have said the crew of PK-749 will return to Pakistan on Sunday, March 11, and the name of arrested steward has been taken off the returning officials’ list.