Thursday, February 15, 2018

Tanzanian man held at IGI airport for smuggling heroin worth 1 crore

New Delhi: The Narcotics Control Bureau on Wednesday arrested a 31-year-old Tanzanian man for allegedly smuggling in heroin estimated to be worth Rs 1 crore. Sleuths of the NCB apprehended Brayton N Lyimo  at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport on Tuesday night after he landed here from Mumbai. "The man was intercepted at the airport as the agency was working on some intelligence inputs on the activities of international drug cartels."His contacts in Delhi and few other places are under our scanner," NCB Zonal Director Madho Singh said.

A  senior official said that Lyimo was carrying two packets of heroin, totaling 4.8 kg, in his registered baggage and had arrived in Mumbai on Tuesday from Addis Ababa (Ethiopia). He later took a flight for Delhi where he was intercepted by the NCB sleuths and arrested under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.
15/02/18 Pioneer