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Women caught smuggling narcotics into Adiala Jail

Women caught smuggling narcotics into Adiala Jail

RAWALPINDI: Two women were caught while trying to smuggle narcotics into the Central Jail Adiala on Friday, for relatives being held at the facility, a police official said.

Mehwish Ayaz came to the jail to visit her brother in law, who is imprisoned for processing drugs. She was caught allegedly sneaking 20 grams of hashish into the prison for her husband’s brother, Mohammad Sohail.

The drugs were discovered while Ms Ayaz was being searched by police wardens, and she was taken into custody after the narcotics were recovered from her possession.

Another visitor, Zohra Bibi, was caught while trying to enter the prison with 30 grams of heroin on her person. She was allegedly smuggling the drugs in for her husband, Mohammad Tariq, who is currently in jail for his involvement in smuggling drugs.

In addition to the heroin, a phone card and a remote control were also recovered from the woman by prison security officials. Police said Zohra Bibi has previously been arrested and tried in court for processing narcotics, but was later released.

Separately, the Airport Security Force (ASF) foiled an attempt to smuggle two kilograms of heroin to Saudi Arabia, and arrested a passenger for smuggling narcotics at Benazir Bhutto International Airport on Friday.

According to ASF, staff members spotted a suspicious substance in a suitcase belonging to Kausar Abbas, while baggage was being scanned.

During the search, ASF staff recovered two kilograms of heroin that was concealed in the suitcase’s cavities, and took the passenger into custody. The suspect was later handed over to the Anti-Narcotics Force so a case can be registered against him.

Published in Dawn, March 26th, 2016

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