Man jailed for trying to smuggle £600,000 of heroin

Adam Wimana admitted importing 6.74 kilos of the Class A drug Credit: Border Force

A man has been jailed following the seizure of £600,000 worth of heroin by Border Force officers at Heathrow Airport.

Adam Wimana, from Berkshire, admitted importing 6.74 kilos of the Class A drug, worth £630,000 and was sentenced to five years and fourth months imprisonment at Isleworth Crown Court.

He was also handed a two year Travel Restriction Order which come into effect on his release.

The heroin had a street value of £630,000 Credit: Border Force

British national Wimana, 46, of Peel Court, Slough, was intercepted at Terminal 4 on 11 January having arrived on a flight from Nairobi, where he had travelled from Zanzibar.

Officers searched one of his suitcases and noticed it remained heavy once the contents had been removed.

On examining it they discovered drugs concealed in the top and base of the suitcase. A field test provided a positive reaction for heroin.