He had guts... filled with heroin capsules

The smuggler during investigation (Supplied)

Dubai Customs inspectors at Dubai International Airport caught a Pakistani passenger coming to Dubai from Pakistan on a tourist visa trying to smuggle 70 capsules that contained narcotic substance hidden in his stomach.

Ali Almugahwi, Director of Airports Operations Department at Dubai Airport said an inspector stopped a passenger coming from Pakistan for his “strange behaviour”. He looked confused while approaching the inspection area at Terminal 1.

A routine bag inspection showed nothing but the inspector noticed the passenger acting more strangely and decided to transfer the suspect for an X-ray abdomen examination. The X-ray showed anomalies in the passenger’s guts where strange objects were believed to be capsules stuffed with narcotic substance.

When the trafficker was confronted with the question he admitted that he had swallowed 70 pellets that contained narcotics but he didn’t have any idea about its type. After coming out from the airport he planned to contact with somebody in Pakistan to guide him how he should deliver the goods. The objects were extracted from his stomach and the tests showed they contained heroin.

Mugahwi said that Dubai Customs, armed with a team of vigilant and competent national inspectors, spares no effort in busting all attempts to smuggle prohibited goods through any of air, sea or land ports across the emirate.

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