Friday, February 05, 2021

Delhi NCB seizes Heroin and Cocaine worth crores at IGI Airport; 2 Ugandan women, Nigerian man held

New Delhi: The Delhi Zonal Unit of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has busted an international drug-smuggling ring at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi.

Sources associated with the NCB said that in its bid to strike against the drug traffickers, officials made seizure of 8 kg Heroin and 1 kg Cocaine worth crores of rupees.

Two Uganda nationals and one Nigerian national have also been arrested.

"The Delhi Zonal Unit was working on the intelligence received from the accused persons arrested in December, from whom about 5.350 kg Heroin was recovered. The information was developed, which led to a successful operation," officials said.

Uganda nationals Jascent Nakalungi, 42, and Sharifah Namaganda, 28, who are cousins, were intercepted by the Delhi unit of the central probe agency on January 28 after they landed at the IGI Airport in Delhi.

The two had a medical visa for the treatment of Namaganda, the NCB said.

The Nigerian national, identified as Kingsley, was also arrested after leads provided by the women were followed.

The case is a reflection of the common route employed for trafficking of Cocaine, which is manufactured illegally in South American countries, an officer said.

05/02/21 Divyesh Singh/India Today

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