Delhi woman arrested at Mumbai airport for allegedly trying to smuggle heroin worth ₹54 crore from Zambia
: On Wednesday (March 8) at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) team stopped an Indian national and seized cash from her luggage bag. Seized 7.6 kg of heroin (narcotic substance) worth Rs 53 crore. The accused had made a cavity in her luggage bag for smuggling heroin.
The woman, during her interrogation, also admitted that in January this year, she had successfully smuggled the contraband from Zambia to Mumbai via Addis Ababa. She had received around ₹3 lakh for the work, said a DRI officer. She was lured into smuggling by a Delhi-based foreigner woman, who had arranged her air tickets and accommodation abroad. The agency is on the lookout for her.
Based on specific intelligence, DRI Mumbai officials on Tuesday intercepted the passenger, who had come from Addis Ababa to Mumbai via an Ethiopian flight.
“On checking her luggage, 7.6 kg of a powder-like substance was found hidden in her trolley bag. On checking the substance on field-testing kit, it turned out to be heroin,” said a DRI source. The seized contraband material is worth around ₹54 crore in the illicit market.