Airline luggage lag foils Israeli drug smuggling bid

The global backlog in airline baggage loading has had a silver lining for Israeli police, who discovered a drug haul hidden in a suitcase that was X-rayed after it arrived a day late and went unclaimed.

The tinfoil-wrapped 7 kg of amphetamines worth some $600,000 were in a false bottom of the bag, which police allowed to be sent from Ben Gurion Airport to the Jerusalem address its owner had listed in his lost-and-found complaint, Kan TV said.

The suspect turned up to retrieve it and was arrested.

"We are in a period where many people having been losing their suitcase - and he was one of them," police investigator Eran Asraf told Kan

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