Staff Reporter

KARUR: The Narcotics Intelligence Bureau, Chennai detachment, seized 2.5 kg heroin here and arrested two Sri Lankans, who carried the contraband worth Rs.3 crore in the international market.

An NIB team was tracking a passenger of the Mumbai CST-Tirunelveli Express from Mumbai, who was suspected of carrying the contraband. When he alighted at the Karur Junction on Thursday night, a friend accosted him and both were about to leave the station when the sleuths surrounded them. They searched the passenger A. Manikandan (28), residing at Nanguneri in Tirunelveli district, and his accomplice K. Udayakumar (40), native of Vavuniya in Sri Lanka and now an inmate at the Sri Lankan refugee camp. They planned to hand over the consignment to a person in Karur.