Kolkata: Heroin worth Rs 23 lakh seized from 2 Sri Lankans

The contraband item was concealed in six condoms. The duo were caught by the CISF and handed over to the Narcotics Control Bureau.

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Updated: November 16, 2016 6:19 am

Heroin worth Rs 23 lakh was seized from two Sri Lanka nationals in Kolkata airport on Monday. A source said the two accused were about to fly to Chennai and from there to Colombo.

The contraband item was concealed in six condoms. The duo were caught by the CISF and handed over to the Narcotics Control Bureau.

The two accused – a man and a woman – were going to Chennai by two different flights. The woman had hidden the drugs in her garments. She was transporting heroin, worth Rs 10 lakh, and the remaining contraband, amounting to Rs 13 lakh, was recovered from the man.

“The two accused are being interrogated. The investigation is on,” said an official. ENS