Smuggler disguised pure heroin with curry powder!
Police on the Costa del Sol discovered 500,000 euros worth of heroin disguised as curry in a drug trafficker’s suitcase!
Security officers be-came suspicious of the 39-year-old Greek travelling from Swaziland to Spain because of the pungent smell coming from his luggage.
He was arrested at Malaga airport when more than five kilos of heroin of great purity was discovered hidden in a false compartment of his case.
The man has boarded a plane in Doha to head for Malaga from where he intended to take a bus to Barcelona where the buyer was waiting.
Police said he became very nervous at the airport so his belongings were searched.
“When opening the suitcase he was carrying, the agents perceived a strong smell of a characteristic seasoning used in Indian food, which increased their suspicions because inside it there were only clothes, so they decided to check the suitcase in detail helped by a scanner,” said a police spokesman.
During the inspection of the suitcase, they discovered a false compartment in which they found four plates impregnated in curry, with a clear intention to confuse the police dogs in the event of being searched.
Inside the plates there was a granulated substance of brown colour that turned out to be heroin of great purity with a total weight of 5,519 grams.