KOCHI: Two people were caught by The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) involved in smuggling 3.7kg of heroin. The bureau countered third smuggling attempt the present week.
The heroin was seized from Johnson M.T., 58, and Francis T.A., 53, both residents of Thrissur, from Panikkal in Ernakulam, in the wee hours of Friday. NCB officials said the accused were trying to smuggle the drug to Kuwait. The two men will be produced in court on Saturday. The accused were arrested following information from four persons who were held from the Cochin International Airport at Nedumbassery the previous day with over 3.7 kg of heroin in their possession.
The four Thrissur natives – Dileep T. Haridas, 27, Lijo K. Jose, 32, Shaheer P.H., 40, and Vijeesh I.R., 28 – allegedly conspired to smuggle the heroin to Kuwait.