Cocaine worth Rs 50 cr recovered at IGI Airport

In what is believed to be the largest cocaine recovery so far in India, two South African women and a Ghana national have been apprehended, with around 9.6 Kgs of cocaine recovered from their possession, at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi on Tuesday morning. The value of the cocaine consignment was estimated to be around Rs 50 crore in the international market

The accused women took an Emirates flight from Brazil and arrived at India after a short halt in Dubai. They were reported to be caught red-handed by sleuths of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) at terminal 3 of the IGI airport around 9.20 am on Tuesday, said an NCB official. He further informed that the accused women had hidden the drugs in cavities inside their baggage. The Ghana national, who has been living in Delhi for around the past two years, had allegedly come to receive the consignment.

“Investigation of the case is underway and we are expecting to recover more from them, who are suspected to be members of an international drugs syndicate,” the NCB official added.

NCB sources believe this to be the highest cocaine recovery by any agency so far, in India. In 2012, NCB had recovered 7 kg cocaine in Delhi, which was reported to the highest recovery
till Tuesday.
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