Delhi Customs catch two Zambians with Heroin worth Rs 98 cr from IGI airport

Delhi Customs catch two Zambians with Heroin worth Rs 98 cr from IGI airport

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NEW DELHI, 15 APRIL: Custom officials have seized heroin worth Rs 98 crore at Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport from two Zambian passengers.

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A finance ministry release said two Zambian passengers, who arrived at IGI Airport on Thursday from Johannesburg, via two different Qatar Airways flights, were intercepted by the Customs officers after they crossed the green channel and were approaching the exit gate.

On the basis of profiling of sensitive routes and origins, they were asked whether they were carrying any contraband goods, to which they replied in negative.

To verify their statements they were subjected to Door Frame Metal Detector (DFMD) examination in which nothing objectionable was noticed. Their baggage were scanned through the X-ray Baggage Inspection Machine in which some suspicious/objectionable images were noticed.

On detailed examination of their baggage before two independent witnesses, 7 kg each, totally weighing 14 kg of white colour powder/granules, were recovered, which were concealed in specially cavities of their checked-in baggage. Representative samples of the recovered substance were subjected to Modified Drug Detection Kit which prima facie confirmed the recovered substances to be Heroin. The value of the recovered substances, suspected to be Heroin was estimated to be Rs. 98 crore.  During interrogation they accepted their guilt, the ministry release said.

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