MUMBAI: Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has seized 16 kg of heroin worth more than Rs 100 crore at the Mumbai airport.
The DRI has arrested a passenger and a Ghanaian woman from a hotel in Delhi in this connection.
The Mumbai unit of DRI took this action on the basis of a tip-off at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport on Tuesday.
Maharashtra | 16 kg high-quality heroin worth more than Rs 80 crores recovered at Mumbai International Airport. The accused made a fake cavity in his trolley bag to conceal the drugs. Accused arrested, interrogation underway: DRI Mumbai pic.twitter.com/1aeRfgWJ0c— ANI (@ANI) October 6, 2022
According to the agency, a passenger coming from the African country Malawi to Mumbai via Qatar was trying to smuggle drugs into India.
As part of the trap, a surveillance and tracking team of DRI officers was positioned at the airport and intercepted a suspected passenger,” he said.
During the search of his luggage, the DRI officers found 16 kg heroin that was concealed in cavities made in the trolley bags, the official added.