Saturday, February 08, 2020

Afghanistan- 3 Afghan nationals arrested while smuggling heroin at an India airport

Indian news outlets reported about the detention of three Afghan nationals at the Indra Gandhi International Airport for allegedly smuggling heroin worth 1.8 crore Indian Rupees.

The men, Niamatullah Khaksar, Gul Ahmad and Sayed Mahmood Qitali, were intercepted by the sleuths of the central anti-narcotics agency after they landed at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport early this month from Kabul, Outlook India reported .

"A total of 220 capsules containing over 1.8 kg of high-grade heroin was recovered from the three Afghan nationals. They were kept under medical supervision after which the capsules were extracted," Narcotics Control Bureau Delhi zonal director K P S Malhotra said.

The estimated value of the drug is about Rs 1.8 crore, another official of the agency said.

"The modus operandi of concealment by ingesting drug-filled capsules is a commonly used method to traffic narcotic drugs into India. These carriers are known as ‘drug mules' in the narco parlance," Malhotra said.
08/02/20 MENAFN
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