Monday, July 31, 2017

African nationals held for drug smuggling

The Narcotics Control Bureau arrested two South African women and a Nigerian man for drug trafficking at Indira Gandhi International Airport, in two separate incidents.

In the first incident, the NCB sleuths got to know through a local intelligence report, which informed that a South African national will fly to Johannesburg from Delhi via Etihad Airlines and is suspected to smuggle Ephedrine.

A team was formed headed by Madho Singh, zonal director of NCB and the woman was intercepted. "The South African woman identified as Patraicia Sakhile Ncube and her Nigerian friend Johnson was intercepted at the departure area. She carried 10 kilogram of Ephedrine, which was concealed in the bag. She and her friend was subsequently nabbed," said Taj Hassan, Deputy Director General of NCB.

During interrogation, Patraicia stated that she was going to Johannesburg through Abu Dhabi and her friend Johnson had come to see her off. She came to India on July 25 and was received by Johnson and was staying at her friend's place in Delhi. "Both were nabbed immediately," Hassan said.
31/07/17 DNA

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