Zimbabwean woman held with drugs worth Rs 1.5 crore at IGI
Zimbabwean woman was on Thursday arrested for allegedly smuggling narcotics worth Rs 1.5 crore at Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport.
New Delhi: A Zimbabwean woman was on Thursday arrested for allegedly smuggling narcotics worth Rs 1.5 crore at Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport.
Acting on intelligence, 40-year-old Zimbabwe national Lydia Ndari Murwira was intercepted near the immigration counter of departure hall and was interrogated, which resulted in recovery of Ephedrine, a controlled substance under Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act.
"The recovered substance in the form of powder weighed 9.90 kgs (gross weight including packing/wrappers) and its value in the international market is Rs 1.50 crore," an official release said.
The passenger has been arrested, it said.
According to customs official, Murwira was to board a flight for Harare (Zimbabwe) from here.
On December 25, a Zambian woman was arrested for allegedly smuggling narcotics worth over Rs six crore at the IGI airport.
The accused was identified as 32-year-old Emely Chilonga Chibuye.
The passenger, who had come from Adis Ababa, was carrying 41.5 kgs of Ephedrine Pseudoephedrine valued about Rs 6.22 crore.
Ephedrine is an anti-depressant but commonly abused as party drug.