Heroin stashed in travel cases

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

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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