S African woman with heroin worth Rs 56 crore arrested

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Bengaluru, July 2 (PTI): A South African woman has been arrested with eight kg of heroin worth Rs 56 crore in the international market, a Customs official said on Friday.

The 35-year-old foreigner was caught at the Kempegowda International Airport here on June 30, said the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI).

The passenger had concealed the drug in a false bottom of the suitcase, it said in a statement.

'The passenger had landed in Bengaluru by an early morning flight connecting one of the Middle-Eastern transit hubs. The heroin has been seized and the passenger arrested under the NDPS Act,' the DRI officials said. PTI GMS NVG NVG

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