British couple could face death penalty for attempting to smuggle drugs out of Pakistan. (Photo: John Moore/Getty Images).


A British couple who allegedly attempted to smuggle £2m worth of drugs into the UK could face the death penalty after their arrest at an airport in Pakistan.

Mohammed Tahir Ayaz, 26, and his wife Ikra Hussain, 20, of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, were arrested as they attempted to board an Emirates Airlines from Sialkot in Pakistan on Thursday (19).

According to reports, the couple were carrying an estimated 25 kilograms of “fine quality heroin” hidden in female clothes. The drugs were divided across a number of garments.

On questioning, the couple allegedly told security officials in Pakistan that they were planning on smuggling the drugs to the UK.

They were handed over to the Anti Narcotics Force who are leading the investigation.

The British duo face the death penalty or life imprisonment if convicted of smuggling.

A spokesperson for the Foreign Office said they were currently trying to get information from Pakistani authorities concerning the arrests.