DRI surveillance leads to seizure of heroin worth Rs 35 crore at Mumbai Airport

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Mumbai, 11 November 2022


Based on specific intelligence received by the officers of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence, Mumbai, that some Narcotic Drugs are being smuggled into India by a Passenger who was traveling from Nairobi to Mumbai today (11th November 2022), surveillance was mounted by a team of DRI officers at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport Mumbai.

The suspected passenger was identified and intercepted by the team of DRI officers when he crossed the green channel. A thorough search of his baggage led to the recovery of 4.98 kg of off-white substance in powder form. On testing, it indicated the presence of Heroin.

The Heroin was ingeniously concealed in a black polythene bag beneath the false cavity created in the trolley bag in order to make it extremely difficult to detect.

The illicit international market value of the contraband is Rs 35 Crores (Approx.). Further investigation in the instant case is under progress to unearth and neutralize the international drug smuggling syndicate behind this.


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(Source: DRI Mumbai) | PIB Mumbai | Sriyanka/Darshana

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