The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) foiled an attempt of smuggling heroin from Sialkot International Airport to Jeddah-Saudi Arabia and arrested a peddler with half a kg of heroin on Saturday.

According to the management of SIAL, a Khushab-based accused smuggler Tanveer Abbas was trying to smuggle heroin from Sialkot to Jeddah-Saudi Arabia through the flight of Pakistan International Airline (PIA).

The ANF officials found as many as half kg of fine quality heroin which was hidden in clay-made flower pots during special scanning and checking. The seized contraband is said to be worth millions of rupees in the international market.

Senior ANF officials revealed that ANF had registered a case against the accused after arresting him.