2kg of heroin seized at Dubai Airport

Dubai Customs has foiled a bid to smuggle more than 2kg of heroin by an African passenger who arrived in Dubai from the Brazilian city of Sao Paolo.

125 capsules containing 2,177 grammes of heroin were found in his stomach.
Ali Al Maqhawi, Director of Airport Operations at Dubai Customs, said customs officers at Terminal 3 of Dubai Airport suspected the passenger because he showed signs of confusion and discomfort.

Nothing prohibited was found in his baggage but a body scan showed some things, suspected to be narcotics, in his stomach. The passenger confessed they contained heroin on questioning.

The passenger said he had been instructed to deliver the drugs to another person against a sum of money.


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