LAHORE: A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) air hostess was arrested on Tuesday for trying to smuggle 2.5kg gold to the United States.

According to an official, airhostess Nuzhat Bokhari was going to New York on PIA flight PK-721 from the Allama Iqbal International Airport when customs officials detected 2.5kg gold in her luggage. They took her into custody.

PIA spokesman Daniyal Gilani told Dawn that strict action would be taken against the airhostess if found guilty.

Meanwhile, the Anti-Narcotics Force arrested one Shahid of Sargodha who was trying to smuggle 1.5kg heroin to Riyadh from Lahore airport.

Recently, the ANF arrested over a dozen PIA employees for allegedly smuggling 6kg heroin to Dubai from Lahore.

The PIA administration has sacked one employee for his involvement in the case.

Published in Dawn, August 24th, 2016

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