Sunday, August 14, 2022

Narcotics worth Rs 111.41 crore seized at Chennai airport, foreigner among 2 arrested

Chennai: Over 10 kg of narcotics worth Rs 111.41 crore concealed in cabin baggage were seized at the airport here in two different incidents, and two passengers, including a woman from Angola, were arrested in this connection, the Customs Department said on Saturday.

In the first incident on August 11, the authorities, on specific input, confiscated cocaine and heroin concealed in the cabin baggage, shoes, and slippers of a passenger on his arrival from Addis Ababa.

The narcotics weighed 9.59 kg and were worth Rs 100 crore, a press release from the Principal Commissioner of Customs said.

In the second incident on August 9, cocaine weighing 1.18 kg, valued at Rs 11.41 crore, was found in the bag of the Angolan national.

Both the passengers were arrested in this connection, and an investigation is on, the release said.

The seizure of cocaine and heroin worth over Rs 100 crore was made for the first time at the city airport.

14/08/22 Arvind Ojha/India Today

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