Singaporean arrested at IGI with seven kg of hashish

A Singaporean national was arrested from the Indira Gandhi International airport here this morning for allegedly trying to smuggle seven kg of hashish.

Updated: May 02, 2010, 18:09 PM IST

New Delhi: A Singaporean national was
arrested from the Indira Gandhi International airport here
this morning for allegedly trying to smuggle seven kg of
hashish.

Lee Weiqi (28) was apprehended during the security
checking at the airport where he arrived to board a 6 am
Luftansa flight to Munich, airport and NCB officials said.

Weiqi was under the surveillance of Narcotic Control
Bureau (NCB) for the past few days. He was staying in a hotel
in Majnu ka Tila.

Seven kg of hashish was recovered from his possession,
officials said.

"The contraband was hidden in the false bottom of a
trolley bag which was carried by Weiqi. The contraband was
destined to Zurich," an official with the NCB said.

With this arrest, he said, NCB has smashed an
international gang of drug traffickers who were involved in
transportation of hashish from south east Asian countries to
Europe by way of couriers and was using IGI as a transit
route.

"The gang had its routes across the continent and used
to procure the contraband from Nepal before sending the same
to various destinations across the globe," the official said.

PTI