3.5 kg heroin seized in UAEAugust 23rd, 2010 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Aug 23 (IANS/WAM) Authorities in the United Arab Emirates Monday foiled a bid to smuggle 3.5 kg of heroin, hidden inside cars spare parts, into the country.
The seizure by customs officials here is considered the second of its kind in less than a month where spare parts were used to smuggle narcotics.
Omar Ahmed Al Muhairi, Senior Manager of Air Cargo Operations at Dubai Customs stated that inspectors suspected a postal parcel coming from an Asian country which contained a carton with four pieces of spare parts made of steel inside.
Further examinations confirmed doubts as 3.5 kg of heroin powder was found inside them.
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