Couple caught smuggling drugs from Pakistan to UK via Dubai

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Islamabad - They could face the death penalty.


A Staff Reporter

Published: Sun 22 Sep 2019, 4:21 PM

Last updated: Sun 22 Sep 2019, 7:38 PM

A British-Pakistani couple was caught attempting to smuggle heroin out of Pakistan to the UK via the Sialkot international airport, a media report said.
Reports revealed that Mohammed Tahir Ayaz, 26 and wife Ikra Hussain, 20, hailing from Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, could face the death penalty for attempting to smuggle heroin to the UK out of Sialkot, through Dubai, The News International reported.
The couple were set to board an Emirates flight but have now been handed over to the Anti-Narcotics Force (ASF) for additional probe into the matter. 
Commenting on the bust, an Emirates spokesperson told Khaleej Times: "This is a matter for the authorities. Emirates is unable to comment."
The heroin was worth 380 million Pakistani rupees (Dh8.9 million approx).
It was revealed that the Airport Security Force (ASF) had reportedly recovered around 25kg of drugs from their baggage, concealed into women's clothing, which was detected later during the scanning process.
With inputs from IANS.

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