Dubai, June 12 (IANS/WAM) Dubai Customs foiled a bid to smuggle more than two kg of heroin by an African passenger, who hid the drugs in 125 capsules in his stomach.
The passenger arrived in Dubai from the Brazilian city of Sao Paolo.
Customs officers at the Dubai International Airport suspected that a passenger was showing signs of confusion and discomfort in his behaviour, said Ali Al Maqhawi, director of airport operations at Dubai Customs.
Nothing suspicious was found inside the man's baggage when it passed through the scanning device or during manual inspection.
The increasing signs of unrest shown by the passenger led the customs officers to take him to a hi-tech body scan, which detected some items in his stomach.
Asked about the nature of the substances, the man admitted they were capsules containing heroin.
There were 125 capsules, in which 2,177 grams of heroin was concealed.