Gang of heroin smugglers jailed after they were caught with drugs worth £306million hidden in vegetables and bed linen
- Drugs imported from Pakistan in one of Britain’s biggest ever plots
- The £26 million 1,036 kg of heroin held a street value of £306 million
- Heroin stashed inside vegetables, bed-linen and in sanitary products
PUBLISHED: 17:49, 6 October 2013
A gang of drug smugglers have been jailed after they were caught with heroin worth £306 million concealed in vegetables and bed linen.
The international drugs ring planned to flood UK streets with the drug, imported from Pakistan, in one of the largest ever drug smuggling plots uncovered in the UK.
The Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) traced the criminal network to the West Midlands and spent months gathering intelligence on suspected members – which included a husband and wife team – in 2009.
Heroin seized from a Midlands based gang who…
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