Over 1,500 grams of methaqualone and 644 grams of heroin were seized at the Chennai airport and a Ugandan national was arrested in connection with it, the Customs department said on Tuesday.
With the help of the dog ‘Orio’, Customs officials recovered the drug from the luggage of a female passenger who arrived in Chennai from Addis Ababa on December 18.
The initial investigation led to the recovery of 1,542 grams of methaquane and heroin valued at Rs 5.35 crore under sections of the NDPS Act, 1985, a press release from the Commissioner of Customs said here.
The passenger was arrested while an investigation was being carried out, he said.
Methaqualone is a sedative-hypnotic drug prohibited by the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act.
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