Friday, December 11, 2020

Man arrested for drug smuggling

Coimbatore: The Narcotics Intelligence Bureau CID (NIBCID) of city police arrested a 53-year-old man from Trichy on Thursday for attempting to smuggle 1.2kg of methamphetamine to Sharjah from the Coimbatore International Airport on Saturday.

The arrested person was identified as Arul, 53, of Thuvakudi in Trichy, a travel agent. Arul and Alibhai of Trichy, who are wanted in connection with the smuggling attempt, have been booked under sections 8 (c), 22 (c), 29 (1) of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985.

Arul told police that he had handed over a suitcase containing the drug to Rajarathinam of Trichy, who was working as a driver in Saudi Arabia. However, Rajarathinam informed the Central Industrial Security Force personnel, who recovered the drug.

11/12/20 Times of India

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