Cocaine worth Rs 10 crore confiscated at Chennai Central Railway Station

The Narcotics Control Bureau officials have seized 3.1 kg of cocaine worth `10 crore in illicit drug market at Chennai Central Railway Station and arrested a person in the connection.

Published: 13th August 2017 08:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th August 2017 08:02 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

CHENNAI: The Narcotics Control Bureau officials have seized 3.1 kg of cocaine worth `10 crore in illicit drug market at Chennai Central Railway Station and arrested a person in the connection.

The high-end narcotic substance was allegedly recovered from the accused backpack, who tried to smuggle it from Chennai to Delhi allegedly at the behest of the South American cocaine cartel.

The accused has been identified as Vishal (27), a native of Mizoram. He was hired by an African nation to deliver the contraband to a party in New Delhi. NCB sleuths nabbed Vishal minutes before boarding Tamil Nadu Express.

A Burno, the zonal director, NCB, told Express that Vishal was working as a labourer in Sriperumbudur for past eight months. “To deliver the package, the accused was paid `5,000” he said.

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