Heroin smuggling air steward jailed

A Pakistani air steward who tried to smuggle heroin through Leeds Bradford International Airport has been jailed for five years.

Syed Shahrukh Shah was jailed for five years

Syed Shahrukh Shah, 31, was sentenced today at Leeds Crown Court after pleading guilty to importation of a Class A drug.

The Pakistan International Airways steward was stopped by Border Force officers as he came off a flight from Islamabad on 20 November last year.

After initial questioning, officers then searched his baggage and discovered four packages of white powder which tests later showed was heroin.

Mr Shah then indicated to officers that he had a fifth package hidden on his person.

In total Border Force seized over 2.25kg of the drug which had a street value of £646,700.