Man held,DRI officials busted International level drug racket Recovered Heroin Drugs Worth Rs.112 Crores

Pramesh S Jain & Dr B Thomas (Special correspondent)

Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) officials on Monday busted another international drug racket and arrested a 35-year-old man at Bengaluru Railway Station and seized 16 kg of heroin worth Rs.112 crore which he had concealed in a specially designed cavity of the trolly bag he was carrying.

Senior officer told reporters The accused hails from Karnataka-Kerala border had landed in Bengaluru airport by morning flight from Addis Ababa,Ethiopia,and was on his way to New Delhi by train,when based on a specific inputs,the DRI officials traced him at the KSR railway station and arrested him.

The accused had gone to business visa for a week and was assigned the job by a gang to handover the trolley bag to a person soon after landing at Delhi railway station.

The accused was also given a phone number to call him as soon as getting down and given huge sum of money for the job plus the tickets.This is probably the biggest seizure the DRI,Bengaluru unit has made so far,sources said.

Earlier on Wednesday the DRI officials based on profiling ad analysis caught a 30-year-old African national and recovered Rs.11 crore of cocaine in the form of capsules which he had consumed .

The drug was recovered after giving him medical procedure to recover the drugs.The accused,is a career and had visited the city on tourist visa from Adis Ababa.

His handler told him to meet his contact in Delhi and handover the consignment to him.The officials suspect that they are part of the international gang working as careers to supply the drugs to a syndicate operating in Delhi .