Neighbourhood News Desk/Avi Arya: At the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport in Delhi, the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel arrested a Turkish national for allegedly trying to smuggle Tramadol tablets worth over Rs 4 crore out of the country.
He was then handed over to officers from the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB). Surveillance and intelligence staff of the CISF, while performing surveillance duty at the check-in area of Terminal 3, spotted suspicious activities by a foreign passenger around 2:30pm at the airport.
Spokesperson for the CISF said, “Our officers approached him. He was identified as one Erbil Han, a Turkish national. His travel documents revealed that he had arrived to board a Turkish Airlines flight TK-717, to Istanbul. A quick check of his records revealed that in April this year, Han had been apprehended for entering the terminal building by using a fake ticket after which he had been handed over to the Delhi Police”, and also said, “His bags were scanned through an X-Ray machine and some suspicious images were noticed. On opening the bag, about 1,30,000 Tramadol tablets weighing about 64kg were found. The NCB and IB officials were informed about the recovery. The NCB officials arrived at the airport and confirmed the tablets as contraband. Han as well as the tablets were handed over to them”.