PIA recovers 15 Kg heroin from Jeddah bound flight

PIA recovers 15 Kg heroin from Jeddah bound flight

ISLAMABAD (APP): Pakistan International Aailine's (PIA) security and vigilance team has recovered 15 Kg of heroin from its flight ready to depart for Jeddah from Karachi.

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According to Spokesman of PIA on Wednesday, the security staff of the airlines at Jinnah International Airport, in its routine pre- departure search of a B-777 aircraft, which was scheduled to operate as PK-7121 (Karachi-Jeddah) recovered approximately 15 kg of heroin late Tuesday.

Officials of Airport Security Force, Anti-Narcotics Force and Pakistan Customs were also part of the search team.

Chief Executive Officer PIA Bernd Hildenbrand has ordered immediate inquiry and detailed investigation in to the matter.

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He emphasized that strict action should be ensured against those responsible for this crime, which not only brings bad name to the airline but also to the country.

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