Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Malawi woman held with cocaine worth Rs 6 cr at Mumbai airport


Thane/Mumbai: The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has apprehended a Malawi woman for alleged possession of cocaine worth Rs 6 crore at Mumbai''s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, an official said on Tuesday.

Acting on a tip-off, the DRI intercepted Ellena Kasakatira (43), who was travelling from Addis Ababa to Mumbai via Dubai, on Monday afternoon, the official said.

The accused was caught at that airport''s arrival hall and on examining her baggage, officials found two packets of cocaine wrapped in black carbon paper, he said.

A total of 1,000 gm of cocaine worth Rs 6 crore were recovered from the accused, who was arrested under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic substances (NDPS) Act, the official added.

24/11/20 PTI/Outlook

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