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Foreign national detained with drugs at Dhaka airport

Customs officials have detained a Botswana national along with over 3kg of heroin-like granular at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.

The detainee is Lesedi Molapisi, of Ramotswa of Botswana, who arrived in Dhaka on Sunday afternoon, said a release of customs officials.

On secret information, the airport’s customs officials and an intelligence agency intercepted the woman while crossing the green channel at around 5:30pm on Sunday, said the release.

After scanning her bag, the customs officials seized over 3kg of heroin-like granular substance worth Tk 20 crore in eight polybags, said a customs official.

Chemical tests of the seized drugs have not yet been carried out.

The detainee was handed over to Airport police , the release added.

Source: United News of Bangladesh