Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Cocaine Worth Rs 28 Cr Seized From Indian Passenger At Mumbai Airport

The Mumbai Airport Customs has seized cocaine worth Rs 28.1 crore concealed by an Indian passenger in a false cavity specially made in a duffle bag, officials said on Tuesday. The passenger, who carried 2.81 kg of the contraband from Addis Ababa, was arrested following the seizure on Friday, the Customs said in a release. The cocaine was "ingeniously concealed in layers in a false cavity specially designed in the duffle bag," it said, adding the accused was carrying the contraband to Delhi.

The accused, hailing from Nainital, had kept clothes over the cavity in the bag to dodge the authorities, officials said.

Investigations have so far revealed the accused carried the drug after being lured by a woman on a social media platform under the pretext of monetary benefit, first with a job opportunity and later through intimate conversations, the release said.

10/01/23 PTI/abp LIVE

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