First reports disclosed that customs officials conducted a raid at Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport where they captured nine packets of heroin from the lavatory of an Europe-bound aircraft.
“It is an unfortunate incident and the airline’s management is extending full cooperation to investigating agencies in addition to conducting its own inquiry,” a PIA spokesperson said in a statement.
“The pilot was informed, and they found heroin in the package. That’s all we know at the moment,” a PIA official said.
Rather than taking the flight to its destination, the captain landed the aircraft at the Karachi airport where Airport Security Force (ASF) took the bundle in its detention and sealed it.