BREAKING | Narcotics Worth Rs 100 Cr Seized From Indian National At Chennai Airport

In a major operation, authorities at Chennai airport on Friday evening seized drugs worth Rs 100 crore from a passenger who arrived from Addis Ababa, by Ethiopian Airlines. According to reports, Chennai airport customs officials intercepted a passenger identified as Iqbal Basha of Indian nationality and seized 9.5 kg of drugs, including cocaine and heroin.

First time in the history of Chennai airport such huge haul of drugs seized from a single person. Basha (38) was arrest by officials after he was found with such massive cache of drugs. Enquiry is on to nab the kingpin behind the racket.

Cocaine and heroin were concealed in his checked-in baggage and footwear totally weighing 9.590 kgs amounting to Rs 100 crore. As per customs department, the substance was seized under Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act 

(This is a developing story. More details awaited.)