Qaiser Khan Tried to Smuggle £500,000 Heroin into UK from Pakistan, Hidden in Pressure Cookers, Can’t Travel Overseas

According to the latest National Crime Agency NCA data, NCA can impose extra restrictions on serious criminals to frustrate future offending after their release.

Qaiser Khan Tried to Smuggle £500,000 Heroin into UK from Pakistan, Hidden Pressure Cookers, Can't Travel Overseas

Qaiser Khan Tried to Smuggle £500,000 Heroin into UK from Pakistan, Hidden Pressure Cookers, Can’t Travel Overseas

Serious or organised criminals – including drug dealers, money launderers and forgers – are having their freedom limited by the National Crime Agency including restrictions on the amount of cash people can carry, travel, access to the internet and more.

Qaiser Khan, from Birmingham, was arrested by National Crime Agency officers on June 5 2014 after two cookers were imported from Pakistan into Birmingham Airport.

Border Force staff carrying out checks on freight found around 3kg of the class A drug, with a potential street value of almost £500,000, concealed in the base of the cookers and alerted the NCA.

Investigators from the National Crime Agency (NCA) were called in and they moved in after Khan took delivery of the packages. A search of another address in Blackford Road, Sparkhill, uncovered another cooker and around 1.3 kilos of heroin.

Khan was charged with importing class A drugs and was due to stand trial at Birmingham Crown Court but on the first day changed his plea to guilty. On Friday 15 January 2016 he was sentenced to seven years



in prison.

Police arrested Raja Arshad Khan, of Blackford Road, Sparkhill, was at the same time as Qaiser, however he absconded to Pakistan and failed to answer bail before he could be charged.

According to the latest National Crime Agency NCA data, NCA can impose extra restrictions on serious criminals to frustrate future offending after their release.

Khan who is still in jail, has restriction on traveling abroad after he is released from jail.

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