Hashish worth 7 lakh detected at Kannur airport

Hashish worth 7 lakh detected at Kannur airport

Agency News

New Delhi, Jul 13 : The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) on Friday detected 910 gm Hashish from a passenger at Kannur International Airport in Kerala, an official statement said here on Saturday.

The seized narcotic substance was worth Rs seven lakh. Around 1740 hrs on July 12, during pre-embarkation security check at Security Hold Area of Airport,a CISF personnel while frisking a passenger, observed the presence of some substance in the pelvis region and he was taken to ‘Intensive Checking Room’ for thorough checks.

On physical checks, a packet containing around 220gm Hashish was found concealed in the undergarment of the passenger. “When the passenger’s hand baggage and his slippers were thoroughly checked and screened, it was found that some packet was concealed in his slippers”, the Force’s spokesperson said. The sole of the slippers was cut open and 690 gms of Hashish concealed in the sole of the slipper was found.

The passenger, later identified as AjasValiyaballath was bound to travel to Doha by Air India Exp Flight. The total weight of the narcotic substance (Hashish) detected from the passenger is about 910gm and the matter was transferred to Air Customs and Narcotics Control Bureau for further legal action, the official spokesperson said here on Saturday. (UNI)