Jordanian man caught attempting to smuggle heroin into Egypt

Published April 20th, 2016 - 10:00 GMT
A representational image of bags of heroin. (Shutterstock)
A representational image of bags of heroin. (Shutterstock)

Khaberni reports that detectives in the Egyptian port of Neweiba, in coordination with drug investigators, were able to confiscate a large amount of raw heroin (10kg) in the possession of a Jordanian driver who had intended to it to Egypt.

 According to the Egyptian wewspaper that reported the story, drug enforcement officers became suspicious of the driver and inspected the car to find 20 large rolls of heroin hidden inside the car’s radiator.

The public prosecutor has taken over the investigation, and the drugs have been confiscated and the suspect taken into custody.

Jordan is major drug corridor between the barely-regulated Syria and Iraq and the west. Earlier this week, millions of captagon pills were seized on the Jordanian border. 

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