Hyderabad: The officers of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) intercepted two women from Uganda and Zambia at Hyderabad's Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) in two separate cases and recovered about 12 kg of narcotics, suspected to be heroin, from their checked-in baggage. The drugs are worth Rs. 78 crores.
On Saturday, the officers intercepted a Ugandan female passenger when she came to RGIA to collect her missing baggage. She had come to Hyderabad from Zimbabwe via Johannesburg and Doha a few days ago. The powder was recovered from her baggage and it tested positive for the presence of heroin. The drug was seized and the woman was arrested under the provisions of NDPS Act 1985.
Meanwhile, in the early hours of Sunday, DRI officers intercepted a Zambian woman passenger who flew to Hyderabad from Zambia via Johannesburg and Doha. A detailed examination of her bags resulted in the recovery of off-white powder that later tested positive for heroin. The drug was seized and the woman was arrested under the provisions of NDPS Act 1985.