Two Zambian Nationals Held At IGI Airport With Heroin Worth Rs 7.36 Crore Hidden In Abdomen
New Delhi, July 7 (TNA) The customs department on Wednesday arrested two Zambian nationals at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport for alleged smuggling into the country heroin worth Rs 7.36 crore.The accused, an official informed. were intercepted after their arrival from Johannesburg via Addis Ababa on June 27.
"During X-ray of their abdomen at RML hospital, New Delhi, some capsule-like substances were detected. Subsequently, total 106 capsules containing 1.05 kg of light yellowish colour powdery substance ingeniously concealed inside their abdomen, suspected to be narcotics were recovered," it said.
When this material was subjected to field drug test, it prima facie appeared to contain heroin. The passengers have been placed under arrest, it said, adding that "the value of the seized contraband is approximately Rs 7.36 crore".