Heroin worth Rs 240 Crore seized at Mumbai airport, Two arrested


Mumbai airport's Air Intelligence Unit on Thursday seized Heroin worth around Rs 240 crore in the international market and apprehended two Zimbabwean citizens from Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport.

Two foreign nationals who came from Zimbabwe and landed at (CSMIA) were arrested and 35 kg of heroin, worth over Rs 240 crore, was recovered from them. This is one of the largest seizures of Narcotics this year and the accused were carrying them in specially made cavities of Trolley bags. After getting the specific intelligence, the AIU officials intercepted those who were reportedly arriving from Ethiopia.

An AIU official said the attempt at smuggling drugs by the accused has puzzled them as such a large quantity of drugs can be easily detected at the airport by Central Industrial Security Forces (CISF) personnel. The customs department official said the accused have not been produced before a court.