Bahrain arrests trafficker with 136 heroin capsules in his stomach

June 18, 2010

Bahrain’s airport police have arrested an Asian passenger with 136 capsules in his stomach.

“Anti-drug trafficking officials had doubts about one Asian passenger, but a thorough search of his belongings and a bodily search yielded nothing,” the interior ministry said on Friday afternoon. “He was subsequently transferred to a hospital where an abdominal X-ray detected the existence of foreign objects in his stomach.”

The 136 capsules containing the heroin were eventually recovered, the police said, adding that they weighed around one kilogramme and had a street value of BD 95,000 ($251,000).




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Born August 3, 1960 in Monastir, Tunisia
Media career:
  • ABC News (Tunisia)
  • Bahrain Tribune
  • Gulf News
  • Bahrain Television News
Teaching career:
  • Monastir (Tunisia)
  • University of Bahrain
  • MA  Mass Communications, University of Leicester
  • BA  in English & US literature and studies, University of Tunis

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