Spokesperson for the national carrier confirmed the operation and seizure of narcotics

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Law enforcers have seized at least 20 kilogram of heroin on London-bound PK-785 flight of Pakistan International Airline (PIA) on Monday.

Spokesperson for the national carrier, Mashhood Tajwar confirmed the operation and seizure of narcotics. He reported that anti-narcotics force and PIA security conducted the successful joint operation. The incident has come in around a week after British force had seized a large amount of heroin in a PIA flight at Heathrow Airport.

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Earlier, a pilot of the national airline was suspended after an inquiry into allegations of giving an exclusive tour to a woman passenger.

PIA has been hit by a number of appalling incidents in the recent past including once when a pilot fell asleep after shifting the controls his subordinate.

However, PK-785 was cleared to take off for London after the operation. Last month, at least 15 kg of heroin was seized in a flight at Karachi airport.