Manchester

Man denies hiding £1.6m of heroin in chapati maker

Manchester Airport
Image caption The find was made during a baggage search at Manchester Airport

A man has denied attempting to smuggle £1.6m of heroin through Manchester Airport within a chapati maker.

Appearing at Manchester Crown Court, Muhammad Khalid, 44, from Birmingham, pleaded not guilty to the importation of a Class A drug.

Border Force found 35kg (77lbs) of the drug in the luggage of a passenger on 7 June. It is thought to be the "biggest single" Class A drug find at the site.

Mr Khalid was remanded in custody to reappear at the court on 15 October.

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