Cocaine value Rs 25 crore seized from passenger at Mumbai Airport. (Photograph: Occasions Now)
Mumbai: Officers on the Mumbai Airport on Monday seized round 2.5 kg of cocaine value Rs 25 crore from a passenger. The officers acquired an intelligence enter that narcotic medication had been being smuggled into India by a passenger travelling from Addis Ababa to Mumbai. The passenger and his confederate had been arrested.
The surveillance was mounted by a staff of officers from the Directorate of Income Intelligence (DRI) on the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaja Worldwide (CSMI) Airport. In keeping with stories, the suspected passenger was intercepted by the staff of DRI officers within the early hours of February 27.
An intensive search of the passenger’s baggage resulted within the restoration of two.58 kg of Cocaine hid in 12 cleaning soap bars being carried by the stated passenger inside his trolley bag. The illicit worldwide market worth of the contraband is above Rs. 25 crore.
In a swift follow-up to nab the final word beneficiary, the officers laid a lure and apprehended the recipient. The passenger together with the recipient has been put beneath arrest and remanded to DRI Custody. Additional investigation into the case is in progress.