- DRI seized 62 kg heroin from Delhi's Indira Gandhi Airport
- 55 kilograms of heroin was seized from trolley bags at the airport
- The DRI officers have apprehended the importer of the consignment.
The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence on Tuesday seized a whopping 62 kg of heroin worth Rs. 432 crore from the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi. This is considered to the biggest heroin seizure till date through air cargo in India.
In an operation that was code named Black and White, the DRI sized about 55 kilograms of the offending cargo from trolley bags. The consignment originated in Entebbe, Uganda and arrived at the Delhi Airport via Dubai.
The offending drug was found from the hollow tubes of 126 trolley bags while the consignment consisted of 330 bags. Further investigation led to the recovery of 7 kgs of the substance from the states of Punjab and Haryana. The value of this is estimated to be worth Rs. 50 lakh.
The DRI officers have apprehended the importer of the consignment. They are interrogating other susupects. Further details are awaited.
Meanwhile, more than 3300 kg of heroin was seized throughout the year. In the last three months, several cases have been booked that lead to the seizure of more than 60 kg of heroine from air passengers.
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