• Short Summary

    FOLLOWING THE SEIZURE BY INDIAN CUSTOMS AUTHORITIES ON MONDAY (16 FEBRUARY) OF 150 POUNDS (ABOUT 68 KILOS) OF CONTRABAND HASHISH DESTINED FOR THE UNITED STATES AT AN AIRLINE OFFICE IN NEW DELHI, CUSTOMS OFFICIALS RAIDED A HOUSE IN THE KALKAJI DISTRICT OF NEW DELHI YESTERDAY (17 FEBRUARY) WHERE THE CONTRABAND WAS BEING PACKED AND MADE A FURTHER HAUL OF 750 POUNDS (ABOUT 340 KILOS).

  • Description


    CROWDS OUTSIDE HOUSE; CUSTOMS OFFICIALS OPENING CASES OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS; OFFICIALS STACKING BUNDLES OF HASHISH; HASHISH BEING PUT IN SACK; AMERICAN SUSPECT BEING ESCORTED FROM HOUSE; PACKING CASES CARRIED AWAY.




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    Background: FOLLOWING THE SEIZURE BY INDIAN CUSTOMS AUTHORITIES ON MONDAY (16 FEBRUARY) OF 150 POUNDS (ABOUT 68 KILOS) OF CONTRABAND HASHISH DESTINED FOR THE UNITED STATES AT AN AIRLINE OFFICE IN NEW DELHI, CUSTOMS OFFICIALS RAIDED A HOUSE IN THE KALKAJI DISTRICT OF NEW DELHI YESTERDAY (17 FEBRUARY) WHERE THE CONTRABAND WAS BEING PACKED AND MADE A FURTHER HAUL OF 750 POUNDS (ABOUT 340 KILOS).

    THE 900 POUNDS (409 KILOS) IS ONE OF THE WORLD'S BIGGEST HAULS OF CONTRABAND HASHISH, AND IS WORTH ABOUT GBP750,000 STERLING.

    THE ORIGINAL CONTRABAND WAS DISCOVERED IN THE FALSE BOTTOMS OF AIR-FREIGHT PACKING CASES CONTAINING SITARS. THE CASES WERE STENCILLED WITH THE WORDS 'CHITRAL BAZAR' -- CHITRAL IS AN AREA OF PAKISTAN KNOWN FOR ITS HASHISH -- AND POLICE THEN MOVED THEIR OPERATIONS TO THE HOUSE IN THE KALKAJI DISTRICT WHERE THE SITARS -- AND THE HASHISH -- WERE BEING PACKED.

    LATER, POLICE ARRESTED AN AMERICAN AND THREE INDIANS. POLICE DID NOT DISCLOSE THE NAMES OF THE FOUR MEN BUT CUSTOMS OFFICIALS SAID THEY WOULD BE APPEARING IN COURT TODAY. THEY ALSO SAID MORE ARRESTS WERE LIKELY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACHHGB2OPM8N5LR0597F6MDC7L
    Media URN:
    VLVACHHGB2OPM8N5LR0597F6MDC7L
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/02/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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