Heroin stashed in travel cases
A HEROIN HAUL concealed inside suitcases was stopped by Border Force officers at Heathrow Airport.
Around 15kg of the Class A drug, estimated to have a street value of £750,000, was seized at Terminal 4.
Officers stopped a passenger arriving on a flight from Nairobi, Kenya, on January 11.
Phil Douglas, Border Force Heathrow director, said: “The skill and expertise of Border Force officers is vital in preventing dangerous drugs entering the UK and ending up on our streets.
“This is an excellent example of a seizure of Class A drugs, which have been stopped from ending up in our communities where they can do so much damage.”
A 47-year-old man has been arrested and charged with importing a class A drug.
Adam Kamaizi Wimana of Peel Court, Slough, appeared at Ealing Magistrates Court on Tuesday January 17.
His next appearance will be at Isleworth Crown Court on Tuesday February 14.
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