Kolkata, July 1,
A team of Government Railway Police (GRP) from Sealdah detained five Chinese men, all belonging to Guangzhou province in China, from the Kolkata (Chitpur) railway station with 197 kilograms of Amphetamine, a banned narcotic drug with an approximate market value of Rs. 39 crores.
The drug was recovered in the form of tablets, packed and hidden inside seven suitcases.
The police team was on a routine vigil at the station area when they spotted the Chinese group. According to the police, the group had plans to fly out of Kolkata early on Saturday morning on a Cathay Pacific flight to Hong Kong. Their passport entries revealed that they have been traveling to India at least four times a year since 2016.
Police also seized seven smartphones, more than 60 debit and credit cards, five Chinese passports, and two Indian sim cards from the possession of the arrested men.
The case has been handed over to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), West Bengal.