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Cocaine worth Rs 21 crore seized at Chennai airport

The woman hailing from the West African country, who arrived on June 26, was intercepted by the intelligence officers at the international airport.
Last Updated : 28 June 2024, 11:26 IST

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Chennai: Over 2,000 grams of cocaine worth Rs 21 crore was seized from an air passenger who arrived here from Ghana, the Customs department said on Friday.

The woman hailing from the West African country, who arrived on June 26, was intercepted by the intelligence officers at the international airport here.

During interrogation, she was found to be in possession of the narcotics in powder form concealed in her bags and footwear, an official release from the Chennai International Airport, Principal Commissioner of Customs, R Srinivasa Naik said.

In total, cocaine weighing 2,095 grams worth Rs 21 crore was recovered from the woman under relevant sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985.

She has been arrested and is currently lodged in Central Prison, Puzhal.

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Published 28 June 2024, 11:26 IST

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