Sunday, March 13, 2022

Ugandan woman hides heroin in stomach, held

Jaipur: A team of customs department arrested a Ugandan woman, travelling from Sharjah to Jaipur, for allegedly smuggling 351 grams of heroin worth Rs 46.90 lakh in the market in capsule form inside her stomach. The woman was produced in the court on Saturday from where she was sent to jail. The haul of the narcotics has been confiscated. According to the customs officials at the Jaipur airport, the 28-year old Ugandan woman was intercepted on suspicion after she crossed the green channel and was approaching the exit gate. “On being questioned she informed that she was in town for a business meeting. However, after the verification of the papers which she was carrying for the business meeting were found to be fake,” said a senior customs officer.

On suspecting her to be a part of a bigger syndicate involved in narcotics smuggling, a team under the direction of customs commissioner Rahul Nangre investigated the matter.

“Our team took permission from the NDPS court for her medical examination. She was admitted to the SMS hospital where doctors managed to retrieve six capsules concealed inside her stomach. The accused woman also informed that she had swallowed 18 capsules prior to the start of her journey. But on the way she experienced vomiting and had to flush out 12 capsules,” said an officer.

13/02/22 Times of India

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