Heroin worth Rs 2 crores was seized by authorities at the IGI Airport in the national capital. The heroin was seized from two Afghan nationals, who were going to Afghanistan by Kam Air on 3 November.
One of them namely Ghulam Rabani, 43, became unwell at the airport. He was offloaded by the airlines and this came to the notice of the local police.
Accordingly, the police staff assessed the situation and circumstances. The condition of the passenger was such that it raised suspicion regarding reasons for his state of health.
He had arrived in India on medical VISA in October but had not visited any hospital for treatment since then.
He was sent to AIIMS Hospital. The doctors were consulted and they were advised to examine and assess whether the passenger had swallowed some contraband to escape the eyes of law.
The patient was admitted to the hospital. The police watch was constantly maintained upon him and the suspicion turned into reality when during treatment, it was established that the passenger had swallowed a large number of capsules.
He was operated upon by the doctors and during the surgery; the doctors took out 57 capsules of very big size from his stomach and rectum.
These capsules were made of polythene. The weight of contraband was 525 grams. The capsules were opened and it was found containing heroin.
The total value of the heroin recovered is estimated to be about two crores in the international market. Meanwhile, efforts are being made to unearth the whole syndicate and track the other co-passenger of the accused.