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Danish police find heroin stash in sword blades

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COPENHAGEN, Apr 19 (Reuters) Danish police today said they had found heroin worth more than 1 million dollars that had been smuggled into the country from Pakistan in the hollowed-out blades of 25 antique sword replicas.

They made the discovery after raiding the apartment of a British man who had died earlier from a drug overdose along with a woman of unknown nationality in a hotel room in Copenhagen.

Detectives found 740 grams of heroin of 70 per cent purity in the metre-long engraved blades of the decorative swords.

''The blades were the last place we thought to look and it was a surprising place to find the drugs,'' Ole Wagner of the drugs squad told Reuters. He believed at least five more swords had reached Denmark earlier this year.

REUTERS KD KP2053

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