Manchester Airport opium smuggling guilty plea

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An Iranian man has pleaded guilty to trying to smuggle almost 10kg (22lbs) of opium through Manchester Airport.

Amir Rahnama, 43, of no fixed abode, was arrested on 8 March after Border Force officers searched baggage which arrived on a flight from Dubai.

A sniffer dog found 9.85kg of the Class A drug hidden inside jars of hair product, the Border Force said.

Rahnama was remanded in custody by Manchester Crown Court and will be sentenced on 14 April.

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