Nigerian held with heroin worth Rs 2 crore

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Mumbai, Oct 31: A Nigerian national was arrested at the Chhatrapati Shivaj International Airport here by officials of Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) of Customs for allegedly carrying heroin, worth Rs 2 crore in the international market.

The accused was nabbed when he was about to depart for Douala via Addis Abba by an Ethopian Airlines flight no 611, a AIU release said yesterday.

''A search of his suitcase resulted in recovery of a white coloured powder, weighing 2000 gms, which was concealed in the false bottom of the zipper suitcase. The narcotics test of the substance resulted positive for heroin, which is valued at Rs two crore in the international market,'' the release added.

A case under NDPS act was registered against him, the release added.


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