Wednesday, March 09, 2022

Congo man held with 2kg drugs

Mumbai: The Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) of Customs on Tuesday arrested a Congo national for smuggling around two kg of drugs worth Rs 15 crore hidden in his baggage and his body.

On the basis of intelligence gathered from the advance passenger information system, the AIU at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Terminal Congo national identified as Emeka Fabrice on suspicion that he was carrying drugs.

The search of his baggage led to seizure of 1,980 grams of heroin worth Rs 14 crore. Later, an X-ray of his body showed drugs concealed in 71 capsule pellets. The capsules contained 1,265 grams of methaqualone worth Rs 1.20 crore. He was booked under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substance Act .
09/03/22 Ahmed Ali/Times of India

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