Friday, May 2, 2008

1.5 kg heroin seized from Lankan Tamil

Heroin seizures in the state continued for the third consecutive day on Thursday as the 'Q' Branch of the state police and Narcotics Control Bureau seized 1.5 kg heroin worth Rs 1.5 crore in the international market from a Sri Lankan Tamil in Ramanathapuram.

The team arrested Niranjan, a Sri Lankan Tamil and his associate Velamayil, a resident of Ramanathapuram, on charges of attempt to smuggle the contraband to Sri Lanka. The duo was trying to get a boat to smuggle the contraband to Sri Lanka.

"He had just arrived in Ramanathapuram from Mumbai. He brought the drug by train," Davidson Devasirvatham, director, NCB, south zone, told The Times Of India. Niranjan brought the drug from Mumbai to Chennai and took it to Madurai by train and later to Ramanathapuram. He was carrying the drug in polythene packets kept inside a bag, officials said.

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