DRI seizes heroin valued at Rs. 84 crore from woman’s bag
Mumbai: The Directorate of Revenue (DRI) officials intercepted one Indian female passenger arriving from Harare to Mumbai via Nairobi by Kenya Airways following a tip-off, and seized 11.94 kg of cream-coloured granules from her bag yesterday.
The DRI disclosed today that on testing with a narcotics field testing kit, the cream-coloured granules tested positive for the presence of heroin, a narcotic drug covered under the NDPS Act, 1985.
The seized heroin is valued at approximately Rs 84 crore in the illicit market. The substance was ingeniously concealed inside the trolley bags and in file folders.
The passenger informed that the drugs were handed over to her in Harare and the same were to be delivered to two persons in Mumbai. Acting swiftly, DRI officers identified and nabbed the said recipients who had come to receive the passenger and the contraband, from outside the Mumbai airport.
The passenger along with other 2 recipients, were arrested under the provisions of the NDPS Act,1985. Further investigation is underway, the DRI stated today.
– global bihari bureau