1.99 kg of cocaine seized from woman passenger at Hyderabad airport

, 12:36 PM IST

The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) on Tuesday seized 1.99 kg of cocaine, estimated to be worth around Rs 10 crore, from a woman passenger at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) at Shamshabad in Hyderabad.

Based on specific intelligence, officers of the DRI (Hyderabad Zonal Unit) intercepted one woman passenger, who arrived from Dubai by an Emirates flight at RGIA in the morning, Additional Director General M K Singh said.

“The officers recovered substance in the form of white lumpy powder, which tested positive for cocaine by the field drug test kit. The drug was deftly concealed inside the covers of five books lined with aluminium foils being carried by her in the hand baggage,” he said.

The cocaine, valued at about Rs 10 crore, has been seized under NDPS Act 1985.

“The woman has been detained and her statement is being recorded,” Singh said.

Further investigation in the case is underway, he added.