PHOTOS: Emirates cabin crew member Zohaab Sadique caught smuggling heroin on flight from Dubai to UK

January 25, 2018 5:47 pm

An airline steward who smuggled heroin on a plane while working in business class has been jailed for eight years.

Zohaab Sadique

Zohaab Sadique, 30, of Broadway, Oldham, flew to Dubai on an Emirates Airline flight and picked up the drugs in January last year. He smuggled them back on the return flight to Manchester and was caught at the city’s airport. On Tuesday, Sadique pleaded guilty at Manchester Crown Court to importing a Class A drug. The court heard Sadique was caught with 1kg (2lb) of heroin at Manchester Airport when Border Force officers and a detector dog carried out checks on the cabin crew, including a search of the bus that transferred them from the plane to the terminal. The officers found a white carrier bag with five clear bags of brown powder stuffed behind Sadique’s seat, while CCTV cameras caught him hiding the bag on board the bus.

Zohaab Sadique picked up the illegal Class A drugs, worth an estimated street value of £70,000, after he flew to Dubai on an Emirates Airline flight in January last year
The 30-year-old, from Oldham, smuggled the drugs into the UK on his return flight, where he served food and drinks to passengers sat in business class
Border Force found five bags of the brown powder stuffed down Sadique's seat

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