Woman carrying 89 cigarette cartons held in Pakistan

August 24th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS  

Islamabad, Aug 24 (IANS) A British Pakistani woman, who is a black belt in karate, was detained at Rawalpindi airport after she had a brawl with security staff who did not allow her to check-in 89 cigarette cartons.

Zakia Bibi, travelling to Manchester, became angry when she was told she could not take the cigarette cartons out of the country.

She pounced on a security staff and then attacked two others, the Dawn quoted airport sources as saying.

The woman was arrested, but not before her `karate skills’ caused panic.

CCTV footage showed her slapping a female security staff.

She claimed that staff demanded money to clear her baggage, an allegation the staff denied.

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