The three, all Indian citizens, have been detained and interrogation was on, they said.

news Heroin Smuggling Friday, June 24, 2016 - 17:29

Officials of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) have seized heroin worth Rs 40 crore from two Colombo-bound passengers at Chennai airport. The passengers and an airline staffer have been detained for enquiry.

According to DRI sources, the narcotic substance was seized from the duo's suitcases in the intervening night of June 22 and 23.

They had concealed the 40 kg heroin in their suitcases among packets of sugar and maida, DRI sources said, adding an airline staffer had helped them in carrying it.

The three, all Indian citizens, have been detained and interrogation was on, they said.

Meanwhile, DRI officials on Friday seized unaccounted US currency, valued around Rs 30 lakh, from a Colombo-bound passenger.

The passenger, a native of Ramanathapuram in Tamil Nadu, was being interrogated, they said.

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