The officers of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) today intercepted two lady passengers from Uganda and Zambia respectively at Hyderabad's Shamshabad International Airport and recovered about 12 kgs of a psychotropic substance, suspected to be heroin. The estimated value of the recovered substance is about Rs 78 crore.
Both women paddlers were attempting to carry the heroin in their checked-in baggage.
The DRI personnel intercepted the Ugandan passenger on June 5 when she came to the airport to collect her missing baggage. She had flown to Hyderabad from Zimbabwe via Johannesburg and Doha a few days ago. She was detained as an examination of her baggage revealed that it had secret chambers on its sides. The powder was recovered from the concealed chamber and was then tested. The test revealed that the recovered substance contained heroin.
The other woman from Zambia was caught by the DRI officials in the early hours of the day today. She had flown to Hyderabad from Zambia via Johannesburg and Doha. A detailed examination of her baggage resulted in the recovery of an off-white powder from beneath the pipe rolls which were in the baggage. The substance tested positive for heroin. The substance has been seized.
Both women have been arrested under the provisions of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act of 1985.
Heroin, an opioid derivative is highly addictive. People inject, snort, or smoke heroin. Those who regularly use heroin often develop intolerance, meaning that they need higher or more frequent doses of the drug.
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