Chennai, Aug 12 (PTI) The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has seized Rs 10 crore worth cocaine from a Delhi-bound man here, the agency said today.

The 3.1 kg contraband was recovered from 27-year-old Vishal based on “specific information,” a release from the NCB Zonal Director, Bruno A, said.

Vishal had boarded a Delhi-bound train last night and officials had recovered the cocaine at the Central railway station here.

“The seized cocaine was in a packet concealed in the backpack of the accused which is worth Rs 10 crore in illicit drug market,” it said.

An African had handed over the cocaine to Vishal to be delivered in Delhi, it said, adding, the contraband was “in pure form and might have been sourced from the cocaine production belt in South America.”

Vishal was suspected to be working at the behest of the South American cocaine cartel, it said, adding, further probe was on to find out his links here.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.