A flight attendant of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) was arrested by Paris authorities over drug smuggling charges on Saturday 10 March 2018.
French police on a routine check, recovered illegal drug from a flight attendant of PIA flight PK-749 arrived in Paris from Islamabad, Pakistan.
PIA spokesperson confirmed the incident and said “flight steward Tanveer Gulzar is under custody in Paris and has been suspended by PIA after initiating departmental inquiry against him”
French officials have not disclosed the details of the arrest and the quantity of drugs confiscated.
The incident is alarming, as how could contraband be taken into the aircraft despite high level of security checks in airports around the world.
In May 2017, 20 kg of drugs was seized from a London-bound PIA flight PK-785.