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Flight attendant who smuggled over 2.5kg of heroin into Melbourne sentenced

MACQUARIE NATIONAL NEWS

A Malaysian Airlines flight attendant who smuggled more than 2.5 kilograms of heroin into Australia has been sentenced to five and a half years in jail, with a non-parole period of three years.

Fariq Aqbal Omar, 34, brought the drugs into Melbourne on board a flight from Kuala Lumpur in May 2018.

The court heard that Mr Omar was convinced to smuggle the drugs into Australia in exchange for $500.

The Malaysian national was caught by Australian Border Force officials after he was spotted at Melbourne Airport with bulges showing through his pants and vest.

He had no prior convictions.

MACQUARIE NATIONAL NEWS
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