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Pakistani caught carrying heroin in gut

A PAKISTANI man has been arrested for smuggling more than 800 grams of heroin inside his body from Pakistan to Shanghai, the first case of its kind since this year, Shanghai Customs said yesterday.

The man, whose name and age were not given, took off from Pakistan, changed planes in Bangkok and arrived at Shanghai Pudong International Airport at 4:15pm on April 20.

Custom inspectors said the man pretended to be a business traveler. Inspectors decided he merited a closer look after seeing he had entered Shanghai from Pakistan and left through Guangzhou Airport once a month starting in September.

The man said he had business in Shanghai, and he showed them hotel bookings and business materials. But inspectors thought his response seemed too fluid, almost practiced, and, after finding nothing in his suitcase, they took him for an X-ray inspection. The exam showed 81 packs wrapped in tinfoil and sealed in plastic in his digestive tract.

The packs contained a total of 804.78 grams of heroin, officials said.

Those who smuggle more than 50 grams of heroin may face 15 years in prison to death under the Chinese Criminal Law.

In the past 12 months, Shanghai Customs has seized nearly 40 kilograms of smuggled drugs in 33 cases in which drugs were hidden inside household items in deliveries and luggage, and inside human bodies.

Customs warned local residents not to sign for others' deliveries as they might face charges for helping smugglers.


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