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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.

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