Drug Smugglers at Heathrow meet their match

Airport news for Heathrow on 22/06/2010.

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Officers at the The UK Border Agency continue to successfully crack down on drug smuggling through Heathrow Airport.

At the end of May, five people from the US and Australia were arrested in Sydney following the discovery of more than 30kg of cocaine at Heathrow, the drugs began their journey in central America and were discovered in containers of nut powder in freight on the way to Australia, the street value of the seized drugs was in excess of £1.3 million.

In the latest swoop, UK Border Agency Officers have arrested Abdalla Abdulrahman Omar from Hackney who has admitted the offence in court today.

The 54 year old had tried to smuggle cocaine worth at least £200,000 into the UK on a flight to Heathrow. The four kilos of drug were hidden in a false bottom suitcase. Omar has been remanded in custody until sentencing on August 6th.

Peter Avery, the agency’s Assistant Director said “Our officers operate maximum vigilance at all our ports and airports, and this case is another example of their success”.

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