Monday , July 16 2018

UK authorities say heroin seized from PIA plane in London

London: British authorities on Tuesday seized a huge cache of heroin from a Pakistan International Airlines flight at the Heathrow Airport, according to Geo News.
The TV channel reported that UK’s National Crime Agency has launched an investigation after the seizure of a large quantity of heroin found by Border Force officers aboard a flight from Pakistan at Heathrow on Monday.

A spokesman for the agency, however, said no arrest has been made and that enquires were on going. Earlier, it was reported that 13 crew members of PIA PK-785 who had arrived from Islamabad were detained at the Heathrow Airport.

The crew members were kept in detention for five hours, and according to UK Border Agency (UKBA) sources, information had been received from Pakistan that there were narcotics onboard the flight.

However, the crew was later released as nothing was found during the search of the crew and plane during an investigation at the Heathrow Airport, according to PIA sources.

Earlier in the day The spokesman for Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) dismissed reports about detention of national flag carrier’s crew members at Heathrow Airport.

The spokesman said PIA’s flight PK-785 arrived London from Islamabad on Sunday. The plane was searched at Heathrow Airport for security reasons, however, the crew members were not detained instead they were stopped for a moment during the search of the flight.

PIA’s London manager has been directed to apprise over the situation occurred at the airport, the spokesman added.

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