A BRIT couple could face the death penalty after attempting to smuggle £2m worth out of Pakistan, it’s claimed.
Mohammed Tahir Ayaz, 26, and his wife Ikra Hussain, 20, have been named by Pakistani authorities after their arrest at Sialkot international airport.
British couple Mohammed Tahir Nahim Ayaz and Ikra Hussain could face the death penalty[/caption]
The couple were caught trying to smuggle £2m-worth of heroin out of Pakistan, it’s claimed[/caption]
The couple, of Huddersfield, West Yorks., were trying to travel to the UK via Dubai through Emirates Airline’s flight (EK-621) on Thursday.
The Airport Security Force (ASF) allegedly found 25 kilograms of fine quality heroin hidden in women’s clothing inside their luggage.
Packets were sewed in different parts of several clothes, it’s claimed.
The couple allegedly told the ASF officials that they were trying to smuggle the stash to the UK from Sialkot-Pakistan via Dubai.
It was the one of the major attempts of heroin smuggling foiled by ASF at Sialkot international airport.
The ASF authorities took the heroin into custody and registered a case against the couple.
The cost of the seized heroin was stated to be millions of rupees in the international market.
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The detainees were later handed over to Anti Narcotics Force (ANF) Force for further investigation.
There is a very strict laws from the ANF on smuggling such huge size of drugs, such as the death penalty or life behind bars if they are found guilty.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has been approached for comment.
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The couple were caught after being searched in Pakistan[/caption]
The drug was found inside women’s clothing, authorities say[/caption]