British Pakistani couple could face death penalty in Pakistan for 25 kg heroine smuggling attempt to UK
ISLAMABAD - British Pakistani couple could face death penalty in Pakistan for 25 kg heroine smuggling attempt to UK.
British Pakistani couple could face the death penalty after it's claimed they attempted to smuggle £2m ($2.5m) worth of heroin out of Pakistan.
Mohammed Tahir Ayaz, 26 and wife Ikra Hussain, 20 were both named by authorities in Pakistan after they were arrested at Sialkot international airport.
They were on the first part of their journey back to the UK via Dubai when police suspected they had drugs on them. [image: The couple were intercepted at an airport in Pakistan. Credit: Ben Lack/YappApp]
They were found to have around 25 kilograms of 'fine quality heroin' which had been hidden in women's clothing. The heroin was split in different packages and then divided between the clothes.
They were removed from their luggage and put in to blue carrier bags to be weighed.
The couple then allegedly admitted to security officials that they were planning on taking the drugs to the UK from Pakistan, before handing them over to the Anti Narcotics Force who are looking in to the incident.