Rs 100 crore worth narcotics seized at Chennai airport

On examination of his baggage/person, cocaine and heroin which was concealed in his checked-in baggage and footwear totally weighing 9.590 kgs worth Rs 100 crore was recovered.
The seized contraband
The seized contraband

CHENNAI: In a major operation, Chennai airport Customs on Thursday seized Rs 100 crore worth narcotics substance from a passenger arrived from Addis Ababa, by Ethiopian Airlines.

Based on intelligence developed by Air Intelligence Unit officer Anil Kumar of Airport Customs intercepted a passenger named Iqbal Basha Urandadi of Indian nationality. On examination of his baggage/person, cocaine and heroin which was concealed in his checked-in baggage and footwear totally weighing 9.590 kgs worth Rs 100 crore was recovered. The substance was seized under NDPS Act, The passenger has been arrested.

Further investigation under progress.

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