Brit-Pakistani couple arrested for heroin smuggling to UK

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A British couple of Pakistani origin has been arrested at Sailkot airport while attempting to smuggle around 25 kilograms of heroin to the UK, according to a media report.

Mohammed Tahir Ayaz, 26, and his wife Ikra Hussain, 20, of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, could face the death penalty for attempting to smuggle heroin to the UK via Dubai.

They were stopped by the Airport Security Force (ASF) who recovered 25 kilograms of heroin in their luggage, The News International reported.

The drug haul, hidden inside woman’s clothing, was found during the scanning process, it said.

They were set to board Emirates Airline flight, but have now been handed over to the Anti-Narcotics Force (ASF) for additional probe into the matter.