A 50-year-old woman was arrested at Chennai airport for attempting to smuggle nearly 20 kg of ephedrine in her bag, worth about Rs. 2 crore, on Friday.

Devi Krishnamurthy of Chennai was to board a Thai Airways flight to Kuala Lumpur via Bangkok.

Soon after she cleared security check, customs officials intercepted her based on a tip-off. Upon further inspection, they found ephedrine concealed in one-kilo packets of wheat flour in her bag, the official said. Further investigations are on.

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