A man has been charged for smuggling drugs through Heathrow Airport worth an estimated £150,000 on the streets.
Guy Mohammed Ndikumana, 36, from Boyd Close, Coventry, was stopped in the baggage reclaim area on Saturday (February 13), after Border Force officers found three kilos of heroin hidden in the shell of a suitcase.
The case was passed onto the National Crime Agency for further investigation.
Guy was charged with importing a class A drug and appeared at Uxbridge Magistrates Court on Monday (February 15).
He did not enter a plea and has been remanded in custody until his next court appearance on March 17.
Border Force director at Heathrow, Phil Douglas said: “In making this seizure, Border Force officers at Heathrow have taken dangerous Class A drugs out of circulation.
“Our officers are on the front-line of the fight to stop drugs, weapons, contraband and illegal immigrants entering the UK.
“Using detection dogs and the very latest technology, they are on constant alert to keep them out of the country.”
Anyone with information about suspected smuggling activity should call 0800 59 5000.