Delhi Airport: A Brazilian passenger has been arrested at Delhi airport with 85 cocaine capsules. Customs officials have seized 85 oval-shaped capsules of cocaine worth approximately Rs 11.28 crore at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI).
Customs officials said that based on specific intelligence, it was found that a Brazilian national leaving for Dubai from Sao Paulo Airport (Brazil) arrived at Terminal-3 of IGI Airport in New Delhi. His luggage was diverted to the Green Channel for X-rays.
Customs officers of IGI Airport, New Delhi, booked a case of smuggling of Cocaine. On March 11 a passenger was apprehended at IGI Airport. During the medical examination of the pax, certain material was found to be secreted inside the body of the pax. The medical procedure… https://t.co/zbQsslPcaP pic.twitter.com/r97zznn5PM
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Cocaine pills found inside body
Customs officials said that during the search, certain material was found hidden inside the body of the Brazilian passenger. After this, a total of 85 oval shaped capsules were recovered from the medical process. When the capsule was tested, prima facie, cocaine content was found in it.
Officials said that the Brazilian passenger violated the provisions of section 8 of the NDPS Act, 1985. A case has been registered against him under Section 21, Section 23 and Section 29 of the NDPS Act, 1985.
According to Customs officials, the Brazilian passenger was arrested on March 14 under Section 43(b) of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, 1985 and Section 43(a) of the NDPS Act, 1985.