Cocaine Value Rs 17 Crore Seized At Delhi Airport, Kenyan Man Arrested

Airport officers recovered roughly 1,698 grams of cocaine from Kenyan man. (Representational)

New Delhi:

Persevering with its crackdown on the trafficking of narcotic medication, the Directorate of Income Intelligence (DRI) has apprehended a Kenyan passenger in possession of cocaine on the IGI Airport, New Delhi, mentioned authorities.

The supposed recipient of the contraband, one other Kenyan nationwide, was additionally arrested later in Mumbai, mentioned the DRI.

“Upon oral enquiry, the passenger, who had arrived from Nairobi on Tuesday, denied carrying any contraband. Nevertheless, examination of the suspect’s baggage by DRI officers resulted into restoration of roughly 1,698 grams of cocaine, with an estimated worth of round Rs 17 crore within the illicit worldwide market,” mentioned an official assertion.

In accordance with authorities, the accused was present in possession of an air ticket for a flight to Mumbai that was to depart a number of hours later, indicating that the supply of contraband was to be accomplished in Mumbai.

Following sustained interrogation and surveillance, a meticulously deliberate operation by DRI officers resulted within the profitable nabbing of the supposed recipient of the contraband medication. The recipient, a feminine Kenyan nationwide, was apprehended within the Vasai space of Mumbai, the authorities added.

Each the service and the recipient have been positioned beneath arrest in accordance with the provisions of the Narcotic Medication and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, 1985. Additional investigation is in progress, mentioned officers.

Throughout January-July 2023, DRI has made 42 seizures of cocaine and heroin throughout the nation. Greater than 31 kg of cocaine and 96 kg of heroin have been seized by the DRI officers through the interval January-July 2023, mentioned authorities.

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