New Delhi: Heroin worth Rs two crore in the international market has been recovered by the police from an Afghan national who had swallowed 57 capsules containing the drugs here, police said on Sunday.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (IGI Airport) Sanjay Bhatia said that on November 3, two Afghan nationals were going to Afghanistan and one of them, Ghulam Rabani, was offloaded by the airlines after he was unwell at the airport.
“The condition of the passenger (Rabani) was such that it arose suspicion regarding reasons for his state of health. He had arrived in India on medical VISA last month but had not visited any hospital for treatment,” he said.
Bhatia said that Rabani was sent to AIIMS and during treatment it was found that he had swallowed a large number of capsules.
“He (Rabani) was operated upon by the doctors and during surgery the doctors took out from his stomach 57 capsules of very big size. These capsules were made of polythene. The weight of contraband was 525 grams. The capsules were opened and found containing Heroin,” he said, adding that Rabani is currently in ICU and is undergoing treatment.
The police said that an FIR has been registered in this regard at the IGI Airport police station here and efforts are being made to unearth the syndicate and track the other co-passengers.