2 kg morphine mixture found in Air India food trolley at Delhi airport

A catering supervisor noticed two packets, wrapped in black tape and hidden beneath a catering trolley of a plane that had arrived at the Indira Gandhi International Airport from Chennai. The packets were found to contain narcotics.

A supervisor had noticed two packets wrapped in black tape hidden in catering trolley of Air India flight 440, which had flown from Chennai to Delhi.
A supervisor had noticed two packets wrapped in black tape hidden in catering trolley of Air India flight 440, which had flown from Chennai to Delhi. (FILE PHOTO)

Almost two kilograms of morphine mixture was recovered from the catering trolley of an Air India flight on Wednesday at the IGI airport in Delhi.

The incident came to light when a supervisor noticed two packets wrapped in black tape hidden in the catering trolley of Air India flight 440, which had flown from Chennai to Delhi. The packets were hidden beneath the cutlery, according to an Air India official.

“A packet was found in the food trolley of Air India flight at Delhi. The trolley uplifted in Chennai. Initial report couldn’t establish that who had kept the packet. The Customs department is investigating the case,” said Dhananjay Kumar, the spokesperson of Air India.

Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) was informed about the packets. The NCB team checked the contents of the packets and confirmed that they contained a mixture of morphine and weighed close to two kilograms.

NCB officials have taken samples of the contraband for testing and have deposited the remaining contents in the Customs warehouse.It is still unclear as to who left the packets hidden in the catering trolley, and the NCB are investigating the matter.


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