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Tanzanian held at Delhi airport with drugs worth Rs 35 lakh

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A 33-year-old Tanzanian man has been apprehended by CISF personnel at the for allegedly trying to smuggle out narcotic drug worth about Rs 35 lakh, officials said Thursday.

K was intercepted by the security officials late on Wednesday after he arrived at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport to take a flight to a city in via Doha, they said.

George (33) was chosen for detailed frisking as he was found suspicious and subsequently 25 kgs of white granular powder, stuffed in five transparent packets labelled 'superfine quality' sugar, was recovered from his

CISF personnel subsequently called anti-narcotics sleuths who confirmed the granular substance to be pseudoephedrine, a stimulant type of narcotic drugs.

The (CISF) is tasked with guarding the airport.

The officials said the estimated value of the seized narcotics is about Rs 35 lakh.

George had arrived in on a business visa and he was handed over to anti-narcotics officials, they added.

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First Published: Thu, January 10 2019. 18:55 IST