Customs search at BWI finds 7 pounds of heroin

January 30, 2010

A Baltimore man returning from Ghana was arrested at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport Tuesday after nearly seven pounds of heroin was found hidden in his suitcase, according to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Suleiman Zakaria, 26, was randomly selected by a customs officer for a secondary examination while he was in the passenger arrivals area about 6 p.m. Officers found the heroin, worth about $430,000 wholesale, in a false bottom of his suitcase, authorities said.

- Liz F. Kay

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