Sunday, September 02, 2018

Venezuelan, with 2.7 kg of cocaine, held at Kochi airport

Kochi: Just days after Kochi airport resumed services following the flood, the Narcotic Control Bureau (NCB) seized 2.7kg of cocaine worth around Rs15 crore seizure from a Venezuelan on Saturday.An NCB officer in Kochi said the arrested has been identified as Victor David Romero Infante, who arrived in a Qatar Airways flight at the Kochi airport around 10 am, from Sao Paulo in Brazil via Doha.

"The accused was working for a Brazil-based drug cartel. He had obtained a tourist visa to India, booked a hotel room in Kochi and was planning to stay here for the next couple of days. The consignment containing cocaine was to be handed to over to an unidentified person," said the officer. NCB Zonal Director A Bruno said Infante's luggage was checked based on secret information.
02/09/18 New Indian Express