Tuesday, June 22, 2021

NCB arrests Zimbabwean woman with 2.9 kg heroin

Kochi: A 30-year-old Zimbabwean woman has been arrested for allegedly smuggling nearly 3kg heroin through Cochin International Airport here, the Narcotics Control Bureau said here on Monday.

Acting on a specific intelligence input, officers of NCB Cochin Sub Zonal Unit, seized 2.91 kg Heroin from the baggage of the Zimbabwean woman who arrived at the Airport from Johannesburg on June 19.

NCB officers intercepted the woman named Sharon Chigwaza and found the contraband concealed in the specially made false bottom of her trolley bag on her arrival, the agency said in a release.

She was scheduled to travel to Delhi soon after her arrival in Kochi, it said.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the source of the seized contraband was Johannesburg, where it was handed over to her by a Nigerian living in South Africa and the destination was Delhi via Doha-Cochin-Bangalore, the release said.

21/06/21 PTI/Outlook

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