Mumbai, 27th November 2022: Based on specific intelligence developed by Directorate of Revenue Intelligence, Mumbai Zonal Unit that some narcotic substance is being smuggled into India by passengers traveling from Addis Ababa to Mumbai on the 25th of November, surveillance was mounted by a team of DRI officers at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai.
The suspected passengers were identified and intercepted by the team of DRI officers and a thorough search of their baggage led to the recovery of some packets containing light brown powder which were ingeniously concealed inside their trolley bags. The powder tested positive for the presence of Heroin.
Total 7.9 kg of Heroin was recovered. The illicit international market value of the contraband is above Rs 50 crores. The passengers were put under arrest and were later remanded to judicial custody.
Further investigation in the instant case is under progress to bust the drugs smuggling syndicate behind this.