Friday, May 26, 2017

10 kg narcotic drug haul at Bengaluru airport, one held

Bengaluru: A man was arrested after about 10 kg of narcotic drug valued at Rs 2 crore in the international market was seized from him at the city airport, an official said on Thursday.
“The contraband was found in 35 schoolbags of Mujibur Rahman, who tried to smuggle it to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia onboard a Malaysian Airlines aircraft,” Narcotic Control Bureau (NCB) Zonal Director Sunil Kumar Sinha said in a statement here.
The airport police arrested Rahman, who flew into Bengaluru from Chennai on Wednesday night. He was booked under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act.
“We intercepted the bags after Rahman checked them in with the airline,” Sinha said.
He said the accused confessed during preliminary questioning that he had been smuggling such narcotics to other countries, including Malaysia and Sri Lanka, for a hefty commission.
25/05/17 IANS/Mid Day