The Nedumbassery police on Tuesday foiled an alleged attempt to smuggle drugs through the Kochi airport when they arrested a woman with 1.20 kg of hashish oil worth about ₹1 crore.
The arrested was identified as Ramiya, 33, of Thrissur. She was intercepted around 9 a.m. while she was on her way to Bahrain. Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) sleuths alerted the police after turning suspicious about her demeanour during checking at the international departure terminal. The hashish oil was recovered in the ensuing examination held jointly by the police and CISF. District Police Chief (Ernakulam Rural) K. Karthik said that a detailed probe will be held.
A team led by Nedumbassery Station House Officer P. Sasikumar, sub inspector C.P. Benoy, assistant sub inspector Bijesh, civil police officers P.V. Joseph and Reshmi P. Krishnan made the arrest.