Two arrested at Islamabad airport for smuggling narcotics to Saudi Arabia

Drugs were hidden inside the passengers' stomachs, they are at the ANF police station for an interrogation

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  • Two smugglers detained at the Islamabad Airport for carrying drugs
  • They were on their way to Saudi Arabia
  • Accused have been sent to the ANF police station for interrogation

ISLAMABAD: The Airport Security Force foiled on Monday a drug smuggling operation at the Islamabad Airport and detained two passengers.

According to airport sources, the two passengers — identified as Naqeeb Akhtar and Muhammad Munir — were travelling to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, via flight SV 888.

During the screening process at the airport, drugs were found hidden in the stomachs of the passengers.

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Both were transferred to the Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) police station for further investigation. 

Airport sources said Naqeeb belongs to Sargodha, while Muhammad Munir hails from Mandi Bahauddin. 

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