Heroin stash found in sword blades
Thu Apr 20, 2006 08:36 AM ET
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Danish police said on Wednesday they had found heroin worth more than $1 million that had been smuggled into the country from Pakistan in the hollowed-out blades of 25 antique sword replicas.
They made the discovery after raiding the apartment of a British man who had died earlier from a drug overdose along with a woman of unknown nationality in a hotel room in Copenhagen.
Detectives found 740 grams of heroin of 70 percent purity in the metro-long engraved blades of the decorative swords.
"The blades were the last place we thought to look and it was a surprising place to find the drugs," Ole Wagner of the drugs squad told Reuters. He believed at least five more swords had reached Denmark earlier this year.