Narcotics Control Bureau arrests four Africans in Delhi for smuggling drugs worth Rs 70 lakh

New Delhi: In a major crackdown, three African women and a man have been arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in the national capital for allegedly trying to smuggle out narcotic drugs worth Rs 70 lakh in the international market, an official said on Sunday.

Drugs (pseudoephedrine and ephedrine) weighing over 32 kgs have also been seized by the sleuths of the Delhi zonal unit of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in three separate operations launched by them since Saturday.


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All the four have been apprehended from the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) in the last 24 hours while they were trying to fly out to various foreign destinations with the contraband concealed in their bags, a senior NCB officer said.

The three women have been identified as Zambian Doris Mwansa (46), South African Mandaba Violet Xaba (31) and Patricia S Ncube (46) while the Nigerian man is Johnson, the officer said.

They have been arrested under sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS).

"About 32.4 kgs of drugs worth Rs 70 lakh in the international market has been seized from the four in three different operations being conducted since Saturday," the officer said.

The contacts of the arrested foreigners in India are being investigated, he said.

Updated Date: Jul 30, 2017 17:07 PM

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