The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence has seized 16.15 kg heroin worth nearly Rs 113 crore from three African passengers, including two women, an official said on Saturday.
Acting on specific intelligence, DRI people intercepted the three persons – a man and a woman from Kenya and a female passenger from Malawi.
During the examination of their four trolley bags, 14 packets filled with some brown powdery substance were found concealed in cavities created in them. The substance was found to be heroin, the official said.
Two of these passengers came on medical visas while one reached India on a business visa, he said.
From Africa, they went to Dubai and from there, they took a flight to Kolkata.