Over 15 kg of heroin price Rs 100 crore was seized on the airport in Chennai on Friday and two Tanzanian nationals have been arrested on this connection, mentioned a prime Customs official.
Appearing on inputs that some drug was being smuggled into India from Africa, the Customs Division detained a 46-year-old lady and her 45-year-old affiliate for interrogation, mentioned Customs Commissioner Rajan Chowdhry in a press launch.
For the reason that two have been evasive of their replies throughout interrogation, the sleuths examined the luggage and recovered the drug.
The heroin was hid in packets and a few spicy powder was sprinkled to camouflage the odor emanating from the narcotic, he mentioned.
The seizure was one of many greatest made by Customs in current occasions, he mentioned.
It’s learnt that the girl took up the journey to India citing medical remedy alongside together with her attendant to a multi-specialty hospital in Bengaluru.
The visa to take up the journey (to India) was granted on the premise of a communication from the hospital, he mentioned.
For the reason that duo didn’t get a direct flight to Bengaluru they landed in Chennai and have been arrested, he added.