Chinese customs officials caught a heroin smuggler after noticing he was wearing “weird sandals”,’ state media reported on Monday.
Xinhua News Agency said a Nigerian was detained last week in Zhuhai, which borders Macau in southern China, after he was caught carrying more than 2 kilograms (4.4 pounds) of heroin.
“Police X-rayed his suitcase and found another pair of strange sandals in it,” Xinhua said.
The heroin was hidden in the soles of the two pairs of sandals, it said. Xinhua did not describe the sandals.