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Manchester Crown Courtroom witnessed a case the place a 27 12 months outdated man was uncovered as a drug mule caught with a staggering 30 kilogrammes of cannabis at Manchester Airport.

Mohammad Arif’s involvement within the smuggling saga started when a dispute emerged following a charity boxing occasion. In a bid to settle the feud, Arif launched into a visit to Thailand in December final 12 months. Little did he know, he would return with a suitcase packed not with souvenirs however with unlawful cargo.

Customs officers intercepted Arif upon his return to Manchester, detaining him after discovering the hefty consignment of class B medication in his possession. Regardless of being paid 2,000 British kilos (roughly 90,000 baht) for his position and having his bills lined, the drug mule refused to disclose the identities of his accomplices.

Choose John Potter remarked that Arif’s monetary achieve from the crime was meagre. Arif had claimed he was handed the suitcase by others whereas in Thailand. Regardless of admitting to his involvement, the drug mule remained tight-lipped about additional particulars.

Defending Arif, Hugh Barton disclosed {that a} charity boxing match had spiralled into on-line disputes, resulting in Arif’s coerced involvement within the drug smuggling operation. Barton highlighted a disturbing incident the place Arif was bullied and crushed in jail, captured on video and circulated on-line, reported Manchester Night Information.

Arif, residing on Waterloo Highway, Cheetham Hill, pleaded responsible to fraudulently evading the prohibition on importing a Class B drug. He was sentenced to 14 months in jail, with half of the time period to be served behind bars.

In associated information, Airport Interdiction Job Pressure (AITF) officers at Suvarnabhumi Worldwide Airport in Bangkok arrested a Chinese language man who tried to smuggle 3,000 grammes of heroin into Australia. The medication had been hid in books and powder bottles.

The Thai Narcotics Management Board Workplace (ONCB), stationed in China, reported the drug trafficking plan involving a suspicious Chinese language man to the AITF. Additional investigation revealed that the person meant to smuggle medication from Thailand to Melbourne Metropolis in Australia by way of Suvarnabhumi Airport on Monday, February 26.

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