Vietnamese woman held with heroin worth Rs.140 mn in KarnatakaSeptember 25th, 2008 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 25 (IANS) A Vietnamese woman was caught at Bangalore international airport early Thursday when she was allegedly trying to smuggle out over four kg heroin worth Rs.140 million in the international market, an official said.Commissioner of Customs, A.K. Kaushal told reporters that the woman identified as T. Nguyen Thi Trang, 24, was detained while boarding a Thai Airways flight to Bangkok enroute Hanoi.
She had arrived from Delhi and Bangalore customs officials had been tipped off by their Delhi colleagues.
“Nguyen had concealed the drug in specially made cavities of her sandals and false bottom of her suitcase,” Kaushal said.
This is the biggest drug haul at the four-month old new international airport.
In the first week of July, a Thai national and a Tanzanian had been caught trying to smuggle out Rs.100 million worth of heroin.