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Updated December 22nd, 2023 at 07:15 IST

African Woman arrested at Mumbai airport with suspected cocaine worth Rs 13 crore

DRI arrested a woman from Côte d'Ivoire at Mumbai Airport, having seized 1,273 grams of suspected cocaine valued at Rs 13 Crore.

DRI officials revealed drugs cleverly hidden in her bags' inner layers.
DRI officials revealed drugs cleverly hidden in her bags' inner layers. | Image:DRI
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Mumbai: Officers from the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) apprehended a woman from Côte d'Ivoire on December 21 at CSMI Airport in Mumbai and discovered approximately 1,273 grams of a white powdery substance, suspected to be Cocaine, as per reports. The illegal value of this substance is estimated to be around Rs. 13 Crore.

DRI officials stated, "The drugs were ingeniously concealed in the inner layers of the handbag and clutch bag being carried by her." The passenger has been arrested under the NDPS Act 1985 and placed in judicial custody. Further, according to DRI, the case is still under investigation.

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Published December 22nd, 2023 at 07:15 IST

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