Published On: Mon, Jul 20th, 2015

Customs Arrests South African woman for smuggling drugs worth Rs 20 crore

Kochi: In a major haul of smuggled drugs, customs personnel arrested a South African woman after over 14 kg of drugs, worth Rs 20 crore, were allegedly recovered from her at the international airport at Nedumbassery here.

Kochi Customs Commissioner Dr K N Raghavan

Kochi Customs Commissioner Dr K N Raghavan

Customs officials said the woman was about to leave for Doha last evening when the drugs were detected in her baggage.

They said a test confirmed that she was carrying 14.580 kg of drugs, worth Rs 20 crore.

Customs officials said that they are probing whether she was part of a racket involved in smuggling drugs out of the country.

Inputs with PTI

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