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Business class airline steward smuggled heroin from Dubai: A former airline steward caught with a kilo of heroin at Manchester airport has been jailed for eight years following a National Crime Agency (NCA) investigation.

Zohaab Sadique, 30, of Oldham, flew to Dubai on an Emirates Airline flight in January last year and picked up the drugs.

He smuggled them back on the return flight, during which he served food and drink to business class passengers.

Caught on CCTV

He was arrested shortly after landing 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 the bus’s CCTV footage caught Sadique hiding the bag on board.

The investigation was taken on by NCA officers who found several pictures of heroin on Sadique’s mobile phone.

He was sentenced yesterday at Manchester Crown Court after pleading guilty to avoid trial.

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Business class airline steward smuggled heroin from Dubai: A former airline steward caught with a kilo of heroin at Manchester airport has been jailed for eight years following a National Crime Agency (NCA) investigation.Zohaab Sadique, 30, of Oldham, flew to Dubai on an Emirates Airline flight in January last year and picked up the drugs.He smuggled them back on the return flight, during which he served food and drink to business class passengers.Caught on CCTVHe was arrested shortly after landing 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 the bus’s CCTV footage caught Sadique hiding the bag on board.The investigation was taken on by NCA officers who found several pictures of heroin on Sadique’s mobile phone.He was sentenced yesterday at Manchester Crown Court after pleading guilty to avoid trial.