Thursday, Dec 02, 2021 | Last Update : 10:23 AM IST

  Life   More Features  02 Apr 2018  Man caught smuggling heroin from Pakistan in his shoes faces death penalty

Man caught smuggling heroin from Pakistan in his shoes faces death penalty

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Apr 2, 2018, 5:12 pm IST
Updated : Apr 2, 2018, 5:12 pm IST

37-year-old Assif Khan was arrested when the substance was found stashed in his shoes.

Smuggling more than a kilo of drugs is punishable by death under Pakistani law (Photo: AFP)
 Smuggling more than a kilo of drugs is punishable by death under Pakistani law (Photo: AFP)

Drug abuse and trafficking of contraband substances which fuels its rise have been a cause of concern for society and law enforcement for a long time. While authorities try to foil attempts to smuggle illegal substances in different countries, traffickers have always managed to come up with new methods.

In a similar case, a British man is facing the death penalty in Pakistan after he was caught trying to sneak in almost 2 kg of heroin out of the country. 37-year-old Assif Khan was arrested when the substance was found stashed in his shoes.

 

Khan’s plan was to get on a flight from Islamabad to Heathrow, but he was caught by the airport security force before being handed over to the anti-narcotics force. Smuggling more than a kilo of drugs is punishable by death under Pakistani law.

Tags: viral story, drug traffickers, heroin, pakistan