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Re: PK785 crew stopped by Customs at London Heathrow

Post by Abbas Ali » Wed May 17, 2017 6:36 pm

According to Federal Secretary Aviation Division and Chairman PIA Irfan Elahi.

* PIA has started its own investigation.

* PIA flight PK-785 crew was questioned for four hours by the British authorities in London.

* Action will be taken in case any PIA employee is found involved.

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Re: PK785 crew stopped by Customs at London Heathrow

Post by Abbas Ali » Wed May 17, 2017 7:45 pm

According to PIA London Station Manager statement on Aaj News:

* Passports of fifteen crew members of flight PK-785 have been returned by the British Authorities.

* The crew members will be part of crew of PIA London-Heathrow to Karachi flight PK-788 today.

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Re: PK785 crew stopped by Customs at London Heathrow

Post by Abbas Ali » Wed May 17, 2017 9:59 pm

Sixteen kilogrammes of heroin was recovered from flight PK-785 aircraft, according to News One channel.

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Re: PK785 crew stopped by Customs at London Heathrow

Post by TAILWIND » Thu May 18, 2017 9:02 am

First it was sleeping crew,

Then...... romancing crew,

and now, smuggling crew.

Hilarious or tragic?

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Re: PK785 crew stopped by Customs at London Heathrow

Post by arshad.altaf » Thu May 18, 2017 12:08 pm

These drug cartels have the power to penetrate any system. It really requires seriousness and commitment to stop this trade as otherwise they have the power to buy anyone or get anyone off from their way if he tries to stop them. This news has provided more fodder to Pakistan haters.

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Re: PK785 crew stopped by Customs at London Heathrow

Post by Abbas Ali » Thu May 18, 2017 12:12 pm

Narcotics were hidden expertly in six areas of the aircraft, according to news sources.

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Meanwhile, a number of crew members of PK-785 arrived in Karachi today as crew members of PK-788 from London-Heathrow, according to news sources.

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Re: PK785 crew stopped by Customs at London Heathrow

Post by raihans » Thu May 18, 2017 12:13 pm

TAILWIND wrote:
Thu May 18, 2017 9:02 am
First it was sleeping crew,

Then...... romancing crew,

and now, smuggling crew.

Hilarious or tragic?
and you forgot the stealing crew :mrgreen:
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Re: PK785 crew stopped by Customs at London Heathrow

Post by arshad.altaf » Thu May 18, 2017 1:04 pm

Another joke: "Pakistan offers help to UK in heroin seizure probe" https://www.dawn.com/news/1333769/pakis ... zure-probe "Offering his assistance to the UK’s investigating agencies.."

Is Pakistan in a position to offer help? What if they ban PIA from landing at UK airports.

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Re: PK785 crew stopped by Customs at London Heathrow

Post by raihans » Thu May 18, 2017 1:16 pm

arshad.altaf wrote:
Thu May 18, 2017 1:04 pm
Another joke: "Pakistan offers help to UK in heroin seizure probe" https://www.dawn.com/news/1333769/pakis ... zure-probe "Offering his assistance to the UK’s investigating agencies.."

Is Pakistan in a position to offer help? What if they ban PIA from landing at UK airports.
help from Pakistan means that if UK authorities wish to probe further from Pakistan based crew/employees, for that Pakistan could give access in some way or Pakistani authorities can probe and provide details to UK authorities to conclude case; if i understood correctly.
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Re: PK785 crew stopped by Customs at London Heathrow

Post by Amaad Lone » Thu May 18, 2017 1:19 pm

If no one is caught in this case then the UK authorities should ban PIA from landing in the UK.

The last nail in the coffin.
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Re: PK785 crew stopped by Customs at London Heathrow

Post by Ammar » Thu May 18, 2017 3:05 pm

Very unlikely.

Whether LHR likes it or not, PIA is a pretty major carrier in LHR. Terminal 3 is practically sub-continent territory with almost 2 daily PIA flights, a huge pak population, and I suppose PIA paying heavy landing and parking fees for 2 daily 773/772 flights.
Also, due to high luggage allowance, a lot of duty-free items are bought by PIA pax flying back home as gifts and stuff.
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Re: PK785 crew stopped by Customs at London Heathrow

Post by faisal-777 » Thu May 18, 2017 3:21 pm

If the narcotics were discovered from areas not easily reachable in normal circumstances, this looks like a job done by someone familiar with plane's technical details. No other person can simply take off panels or bolts to hide such stuff without any technical assistance. Need to look into engineering department for any black sheep.
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Re: PK785 crew stopped by Customs at London Heathrow

Post by Vaqar Khan » Thu May 18, 2017 4:12 pm

faisal-777 wrote:
Thu May 18, 2017 3:21 pm
Need to look into engineering department for any black sheep.
Quite agree with this. I think we are jumping the gun on this one regarding the "smuggling crew". If drugs were hid this deep in the aircraft, the crew might have nothing to do with this crime.

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Re: PK785 crew stopped by Customs at London Heathrow

Post by Amaad Lone » Thu May 18, 2017 4:26 pm

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/ ... e191939908

http://www.nytimes.com/1985/02/16/us/cu ... -case.html


In 1985 an Avianca 747 was seized in Miami with 600 million dollars worth of cocaine on board.

The customs authorities confiscated the aircraft.

I am surprised no such action was taken in London?

What is the street value of 15,000 grams of heroin in London??
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Re: PK785 crew stopped by Customs at London Heathrow

Post by raihans » Thu May 18, 2017 4:29 pm

Vaqar Khan wrote:
Thu May 18, 2017 4:12 pm
faisal-777 wrote:
Thu May 18, 2017 3:21 pm
Need to look into engineering department for any black sheep.
Quite agree with this. I think we are jumping the gun on this one regarding the "smuggling crew". If drugs were hid this deep in the aircraft, the crew might have nothing to do with this crime.
crew must be involved, though not all of them; otherwise how the shipment could got unloaded at destination?
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