Heroin woven into carpets imported from Pakistan

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Carpet shipments from Pakistan may be getting more attention at Pearson Airport following the case of $3 million dollars worth of heroin sewn into carpets originating from that country.

CBSA officers discovered the heroin concealed in several strings and woven within the weave of four area carpets back on June 14, 2014, when customs officers inspected a shipment containing various carpets that originated from Pakistan.

The RCMP arrested three men at a commercial business in the area of Queen Elizabeth Boulevard and Taymall Avenue in Toronto after investigators did a “controlled delivery” of the shipment that was intercepted by customs officers and followed it.

Crown prosecutor Surrinder Aujla stressed at the sentencing hearing that heroin is “the most evil of all drugs,” and in this case, there was a large quantity of it.

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No word on whether any investigation has been launched in Pakistan to figure out where these carpets were made for export and who was in on the smuggling plan. – CINEWS

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