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Chennai: 3 get 10 years jail for drug smuggling

Chennai: 3 get 10 years jail for drug smuggling

HENNAI: A special court under the Narcotics, Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) act has sentenced three people for ten years rigourous imprisonment after finding them guilty of attempting to smuggle drugs to Malaysia.
Two of the accused — M Mohammed Ali, 53, N Imran Khan, 33— are from Chennai while M Noorul Ameen, 23, is from Sivaganga district.
DRI officials had received information that Mohammed Ali and Noorul Ameen were smuggling scheduled drugs – Zolfresh, Warnax and Trikain their check-in baggage. They were travelling to Kuala Lumpur on June 21, 2016. Imran Khan, a former security staff with an airlines, had helped the duo wade past security checks, the chargesheet said.
When officials reached the airport, the duo had already checked-in. Their baggage was checked and they were found to be carrying 5.8kg of Zolfresh, 8.8kg of Warnax and 0.2kg of Trika.
The court also imposed a fine of Rs 3 lakh each.