Heroin worth Rs 1 cr seized in Chennai

Heroin worth about Rs one crore in the international market has been seized from a Kuwait-bound passenger at the international airport here, airport authorities said.

PTI| Updated: Sep 16, 2014, 14:42 PM IST

Chennai: Heroin worth about Rs one crore in the international market has been seized from a Kuwait-bound passenger at the international airport here, airport authorities said.

Acting on a tip off, Narcotics Control Bureau officials checked the luggage of Anandan Veeraiah late last night and found the heroin concealed inside. The contraband was seized and he was arrested .

A case under relevant laws was registered against Anandan, a resident of Chittor in Andhra Pradesh, about 140 km from here.

He is being questioned by NCB sleuths, they said.