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Botswana woman held with heroin at Dhaka airport

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 24th January, 2022 12:01:19 PM
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Botswana woman held with heroin at Dhaka airport

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The airport's customs officials arrested a Botswana national at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) with over 3kg of heroin on Sunday afternoon.

The arrestee is identified as Lesedi Molapisi, 30.

She landed at the airport on a Qatar Airways flight from South Africa via Doha, reads an official press release.

National Security Intelligence (NSI) of the airport challenged the woman when she was crossing the green channel at around 5:30pm and found eight polybags inside carrying 3.145kg heroin after opining a luggage.

The seized heroin worth some Tk20 crore, added the release.

Samples from the seized drugs will be sent to the Department of Narcotics Control for further laboratory tests.

Necessary action will be taken upon further investigation, added the release.