Amritsar, Oct 10 (UNI) 3.770 kg heroin vallued at Approximately at Rs 18 crore in the international market was seized by customs staff from the Birmingham bound Air India flight at the Raja Sansi airport here today.
Customs official said that the seizeure was made from the baggage of an NRI couple, identified as Rajinder Singh and Harjinder Kaur, who are German national belonged to Jalandhar. Official said that the aircraft was taxing on the runway and was awaiting clearance for take off when the customs officers received information that there could be heroin on the aicraft. Thereafter the aircraft was not allowed to take off and the customs officials swung into action to find the heroin.
During the search of the baggage of the passengers, packets of heroin were found in a small briefcase being carried by the couple.
The two were later booked under NDPS Act and are being questioned.
The Air India flight IC 187 was enroute to Birmingham from Delhi with a halt at the Raja Sansi Airport. The arrested couple had boarded theflight at the airport here.
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