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Man smuggles heroin by hiding it inside peanuts

By Mason White 6:59 PM January 4, 2016
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By: Mahesh Sarin
A man was arrested on a charge of drug trafficking after being caught in possession of heroin that was found hidden inside peanuts, police in the United Arab Emirates said.

Customs officials at the Dubai International Airport, said that they have arrested the 32-year-old suspect identified as S. S., after a package containing clothes and nuts tested positive for heroin.

The suspect was accompanied by his friend identified as 33-year-old D. S. He was also arrested after being under the influence of drugs.

S. S. was charged with drug trafficking while D. S. was charged with consuming drugs. According to the police investigation, customs agents opened and inspected a suspicious package that arrived from India.

The package contained clothes and peanuts. Some of the peanuts looked weird. They were opened, and they were found to contain a powder.

The package was sent to a lab, which confirmed that 31 peanuts containing 107 grams of heroin.