ANF thwarts bid to smuggle heroin hidden in parcel booked by Skynet Courier for UK

By: News Desk      Published: 05:26 PM, 22 Aug, 2020
ANF thwarts bid to smuggle heroin hidden in parcel booked by Skynet Courier for UK

The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) has foiled another bid within a week to smuggle a huge quantity of heroin to Britain, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Saturday.

An ANF team during an operation at the Cargo Complex of Allama Iqbal International Airport of Lahore seized heroin worth lakhs of rupees hidden in a parcel.

The ANF personnel recovered the drug from the parcel of Skynet Courier which was booked for a London resident namely Mahmood Butt.

On Sunday last, the ANF had also foiled a bid to smuggle Rs400 million worth heroin to Britain. The ANF team during an operation at the Cargo Complex of Allama Iqbal International Airport of Lahore seized 32 kilos of heroin hidden in 32 cricket bats. 

The ANF personnel recovered the drug from the DHL courier service company’s cargo shade. A resident of Lahore’s Township, Asad Ali, booked the shipment for Najeeb Ahmad who lives in Britain’s Donca Centre.

 After seizing the 32 kg heroin, the ANF officials had started to trace the accused and their facilitator. 

ANF had foiled many attempts to smuggle drugs from the Lahore Airport.

On October 20, 2019, ANF foiled an attempt to smuggle heroin, worth millions of rupees to London, at Allama Iqbal International Airport. The ANF officials recovered heroin which was hidden in the cargo parcel. The parcel was booked for London from Islamabad. The ANF officials have started a further investigation.