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May 21, 2024
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Heroin worth 100 crores seized at Mumbai airport, two arrested

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.

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.

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