A Nigerian woman was arrested by customs officials at the Delhi International Airport in India for allegedly smuggling cocaine worth ₹ 82 crore (N75m) into the country, according to an official statement issued on Thursday, February 1, 2024.
The accused was intercepted after she arrived from Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) on Tuesday.
On thorough baggage search, some material was found concealed inside two blue-coloured trolley bags carried by the passenger.
The statement added that the detailed examination of the bags yielded a total of 5.8 kg of white powdery substance suspected to be narcotics.
On being subjected to a diagnostic test, prime facie it appears to contain a commercial quantity of cocaine, having an international value of ₹ 82.446 crore, the statement said.
The passenger was arrested and the narcotic was seized, it added.
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Based on specific intelligence, Customs at IGI Airport has arrested one Nigerian pax who arrived from Addis Ababa having concealed cocaine weighing 5.88kg valued at Rs 82.448 crores in her bags. The drug has been seized under NDPS Act, 1985. Investigations are underway: Customs pic.twitter.com/jCij5sn79J
— ANI (@ANI) February 1, 2024