Heroin Worth Rs 70 Crore Seized At Mumbai Airport, Two Arrested: Cops

Based on a tip-off, the DRI officials laid a trap and intercepted a passenger travelling from Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) on Sunday morning, the official said.

Heroin Worth Rs 70 Crore Seized At Mumbai Airport, Two Arrested: Cops

9.97 kg of heroin was found concealed in the baggage. (Representational)

Mumbai:

The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized heroin worth Rs 70 crore at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport and arrested two persons, an official said on Monday.

Based on a tip-off, the DRI officials laid a trap and intercepted a passenger travelling from Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) on Sunday morning, the official said.

Following a search, 9.97 kg of heroin was found concealed in the baggage, he said.

The contraband, which is worth Rs 70 crore, was to be handed over to a man at a hotel in the city, he said.

After mounting a surveillance, the officials arrested a Nigerian national who had turned up at the hotel to procure the drug, the official said.

Later, small quantities of cocaine and heroin were recovered from the residence of the Nigerian national, he said.

A case under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act has been registered against the duo, who have been remanded to DRI custody, the official added.

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