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Heroin worth Rs 41 cr seized from passenger at Hyd airport

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 Officials of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) on Monday said they seized 5.90 kg of heroin from a woman passenger at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport here.

A press release from the DRI said they seized the drugs on Sunday from the passenger, an Indian national who arrived in Hyderabad from Malawi via Doha.

“The seized narcotic drug, collectively weighing 5.90 kg, is valued at approximately Rs 41.3 crore in the illicit market. The substance was ingeniously concealed within false cavities in the checked-in suitcase,” the DRI said.

The contraband was seized and the passenger arrested and remanded to judicial custody under provisions of the NDPS Act, 1985, the DRI added, saying further investigation was underway.

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