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Biggest catch of heroin worth Rs 68 crore at IGI airport Delhi: 2 held

Biggest catch of heroin worth Rs 68 crore at IGI airport Delhi: 2 held

Kohima, January 25 (NEx): In what can be said as one of the biggest catch of heroin/narcotics at any international airport in the country, heroin valued at Rs 68 crore (approx) was recovered at IGI airport Delhi yesterday, January 24th, 2021.

On the basis of suspicion, two Ugandan nationals coming from Entebebe via Doha by flight QR-578 were intercepted by air customs officers at IGI Airport Delhi yesterday.

During search of the checked in bags of the two passengers, total 51 pouches containing 9.8 kg (approx) of white powdery substance, suspected to be narcotics was recovered.

When the materials were subjected to diagnostic test, prima facie, it appears to contain commercial quantity of heroin, valued at Rs 68 crore (approx), which is one of the biggest detection of heroin/narcotics at any international airport in the country, a PIB report said.

In view of the above, the said passengers had violated provisions of section 8 of the NDPS act, 1985 and had committed offence punishable under section 21, section 23 and section 29 of NDPS act 1985 read along with provisions of the Customs Act, 1962.

Further investigation in the matter is under process.

(News source: PIB)