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PIA flight steward detained in France over drugs case

IANS  |  Islamabad 

A International Airlines (PIA) flight steward has been detained by French authorities after information given by another employee of the who was allegedly caught with drugs in Paris, the media reported on Monday.

The rest of the crew members of the Islamabad-flight PK-749 returned to on Sunday, reports Dawn news.

Four packets of drugs were recovered from hidden pockets of Tanveer Gulzar's coat during his on Saturday, according to French officials.

"Though drugs have been recovered from the possession of the cabin crew member, the management has not been informed about the kind and quantity of drugs," told Dawn.

"Tanveer Gulzar, the steward who was caught with drugs by the French customs while going to a hotel for rest, has been suspended by the management and will be terminated from service in the light of outcome of the investigation conducted by the French authorities."

Tajwar said another steward of the same flight, Amir Moeen, had been detained by the French authorities though he had not been charged so far.

He has been detained for interrogation in the light of Tanveer's statement.

"will also be suspended and will be sacked if his involvement in drug smuggling is proven by the French authorities," the told Dawn news.



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First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 11:14 IST