Thursday, January 27, 2022

Heroin worth Rs 5.3 crore seized at Bengaluru airport, one held

Bengaluru: Customs officials at the Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru seized heroin worth Rs 5.3 crore stashed in a laptop sleeve couriered from Dubai last week.

Following a tip-off, the package was seized by officials from the Customs Intelligence Unit and the Additional Commissioner of Customs (ACC), Bengaluru.

The laptop sleeve, received on January 22, was declared to be containing documents. However, based on intel inputs, customs officials cut the bag open.

Powdered heroin weighing 754 grams was found stashed inside the cover of the bag. A cloth cover was used to give it the appearance of just any other bag.

“It was only when the bag was passed through a metal detector that the presence of the illicit drug was established. We have arrested the consignee and registered a case under the NDPS Act,” the Deccan Herald quoted an official as saying.

27/01/22 India Today

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