Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Drug smuggling case - Main accused, wife surrender to police

Main accused in drug smuggling to Saudi Arabia case Sarwat Hussain, a sub travel agent, and his wife Shafia surrendered them to police at the Awami Colony police Station, yesterday.
The police had arrested Faraz, son of Sarwat, in the case of smuggling heroin through fraud and deceit using Pakistani Umrah pilgrims, arrested in Saudi Arabia. Police also claimed recovery of 12 grams of heroin from the house of the arrested accused.
It is pertinent to mention that police had registered the FIR no 232/09 under Section 34 and 420 on complaint of one Ahmed, the father of a woman arrested in Saudi Arabia.
Awami Colony police had conducted raid on June 15 at the flat of Sarwat Hussain at Al Mansoor Towers, but could not arrest the accused. Eight Pakistani Umrah pilgrims were arrested earlier this month for carrying four kilograms of heroin concealed in their sandals. They told the police that the sandals and Ahrams were provided by their travel agent, Sarwat Hussain.
Sub Inspector Awami Colony police station Ghulam Raza Soomro said both accused voluntarily surrendered them, adding the son of suspects has already been arrested by Awami Colony police.
When contacted, SSP Investigation Chaudhary Muhammad Aslam said that Investigation police arrested the accused from Korangi no 4, where had been hiding.

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