Thursday, August 17, 2017

Cocaine worth Rs 40cr seized at IGI

New Delhi: In one of the biggest seizures of this year, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has seized 4kg fine quality cocaine, worth Rs 40 crore, from IGI airport.
A Tanzanian woman, Beatrice Kemmy Ndyetabula, and her aide have been arrested in the case.
The contraband was concealed in ribbon rolls in the woman's luggage. The consignment was meant to be delivered to a distributor in Dwarka. The bureau is conducting further raids to arrest sother members of the cartel.
Madho Singh, director of Delhi zonal unit of NCB, said that they received a tip off about a Tanzaninan woman arriving in Delhi from Mumbai — with cocaine — on August 16 and accordingly surveillance was mounted around the airport.
Ndyetabula arrived at the IGI airport by a GoAir flight at 2.50pm. She was intercepted by the NCB team at the arrival hall of terminal 1 and questioned. She was carrying two bags which were thoroughly checked and white powder was found in 27 ribbon rolls kept in her bag. Upon testing, the powder was confirmed to be cocaine.
She told officials that she had flown into Mumbai from Nairobi, Kenya by Kenya Airlines flight with the drug on August 16. She said she was supposed to hand over the drug to a Nigerian national, Augustin, who was arrested from Dwarka. Augustin did not have a passport.
18/08/17 Times of India