Drug bust: African woman held with 1 kg of heroin in Kochi 


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Kochi: The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) apprehended an African woman at Kochi International Airport on Monday. The woman had arrived from Sharjah and was found to be in possession of one kilogram of heroin. The woman was nabbed following an inspection based on a tip-off received by the directorate.

As per reports, the accused landed in Kochi international airport on an Air Arabia flight at 3.10 am. She is learnt to have arrived in the state via Sharjah from Kenya.

Meanwhile, the seizure of drugs from a foreign national has been taken seriously by the authorities. Other details regarding the incident have not been disclosed by the DRI yet.

Further investigation will be carried out into the incident, said the authorities.

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