A man from Berkshire, England, Waseem Anwar Choudry, has eight long years in prison to think about being a piece of filth and betraying his wife. That's the sentence that was handed down by London's Isleworth Crown Court, after the 31-year old cab drive admitted to using his unsuspecting wife as a drug mule.
Cloudry and his 28-year old wife, Nazreen Anwar, were in Islamabad, Pakistan for a two-week holiday in June. When she prepared to leave, Cloudry packed her luggage with 7.7 pounds of heroin, worth $706,000. The illegal narcotics were sewn into eight dresses without his wife's knowledge, according to the National Crime Agency.
When Anwar got off of her flight at Heathrow Airport in London on June 28th, she was arrested after the drugs were found. During interviews with National Crime Agency investigators she said that she didn't know the narcotics were in the dresses. She had brought them back at the request of her husband.
Cloudry was apprehended eight weeks later. Instead of taking a direct flight back to England. He tried to reenter the country at St Pancras International rail terminal, having traveled from Pakistan to Paris.
He later admitted to putting the drugs in his wife's luggage. On Friday, November 27th, he pleaded guilty to the importation of heroin.
Siobhan Micklethwaite, from the NCA’s Heathrow border investigation team issued the following statement:
“This was a cynical attempt to import a large amount of class A drugs by a man who seemed quite happy for his wife to take all the risks on his behalf."
Anwar was cleared of any wrongdoing.