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Airport security caught with £480,000 of narcotics

By Charlie-Michael Pope | 5th June 2018


Pablo called, asking if you got the job done for him! An Airport Security Guard was found in the toilets with £480,000 worth Of Cocaine.

Sometimes your day job gets boring, right? An airport security guard has been found guilty of drug smuggling (Cocaine) after he was discovered in the airport toilets with £480,000 worth of cocaine.


The ordeal took place all the way back on November 23 last year at Heathrow Airport. The man who started the drug smuggling was Farhan Iqbal a security officer, from Southall in West London.

Columbia drug run

Farhan was found in the toilets at Terminal 5 wearing his uniform with 5.8 kilograms of the drugs. I assume there is a massive Hollywood drug plot behind all of this!

Farhan Iqbal was reportedly on sick leave at the time and was not due to even work that day. He was reportedly part of a deal, Farhan was to take possession of the cocaine shipment from a courier who had flown into the country from Colombia. I mean where else would it be coming from?

The Man who took flight from Columbia was 37-year-old Camilo Pulido Suarez, flying from his home city of Bogota heading straight to Terminal 5’s toilets after landing at Terminal 3.

Columbia drug run

So, how did Camilo smuggle the drugs from Columbia you may ask! Well, upon searching the suitcase he had flown with, officers were shocked, discovering several hidden compartments where Camilo Pulido Suarez had hid all of the drugs, which were covered in black packages.

The National Crime Agency (NCA) then progressed to step in and take over the case, carrying out a massive investigation into Iqbal and Suarez uncovering a huge drug (Hollywood) plot to bring class A drugs into Britain from Colombia.

Columbia Drug smuggling

The NCA believe Iqbal was ready to hand over the drugs to another member of the group who was waiting in a different section of the terminal.

National Crime Agency senior investigating officer Mark Abbott spoke about the Drug Ordeal:

Iqbal played a crucial role in the organised crime group and used his insider knowledge and privileged access to the airport to enable the drugs transfer. It was a real betrayal of his colleagues and employer and this type of corruption really threatens the security of the UK border and public which is why we see it as a priority.

Columbia Drug smuggling

Heathrow Airport provided invaluable assistance in this operation, and working with partners in the Metropolitan Police Service, Border Force and the aviation and airline authorities we will continue to crack these cases.

Pulido Suarez meanwhile has admitted to importing class A drugs. Even though the men in question got caught, drug smuggling is a massive part of the world we live in and it’s not a surprise to hear about events like this, now just give it a few years then this will be a Martin Scorsese movie!

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