Millions of pounds worth of heroin woven into hand-made rugs and carpets was discovered by UK Border Force officers in a consignment being shipped from Peshawar via Abu Dhabi.
Border Force officials became suspicious of the 46-piece consignment at Manchester Airport after a sniffer dog alerted its handler to one of the carpets. After investigations officers have found over 50 kilograms of heroin woven into the carpets. The drugs were discovered on April 24th but the examination of the consignment continues. Following the discovery two people were arrested on suspicion of drug importation offences in London by the National Crime Agency’s (NCA) Border Policing Command. Both are believed to be of Pakistani origin.
According to Border Force officials the haul is among the largest drug seizures made at the Manchester Airport.