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Sierra Leonean Arrested at Mumbai Airport for Drug Smuggling

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Sierra Leonean Arrested at Mumbai Airport for Drug Smuggling
Sierra Leonean Arrested at Mumbai Airport for Drug Smuggling

In a recent operation at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA), officials from the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) in Mumbai intercepted a Sierra Leonean national suspected of drug trafficking.

The apprehension led to the discovery of 74 capsules containing 1108 grams of cocaine, with an estimated value of Rs11 crore, concealed within the individual’s body.

Acting on specific intelligence, DRI officials detained the foreigner on March 28, 2024. Upon interrogation, the passenger confessed to ingesting capsules containing narcotics for smuggling purposes into India.

Following protocol, the individual was presented before a magistrate and subsequently admitted to JJ Hospital for further examination. The passenger has since been arrested and placed under judicial custody.

This successful operation underscores the DRI’s unwavering dedication to dismantling international drug syndicates, despite evolving smuggling techniques.
Notably, just last month, DRI Mumbai officials arrested another Sierra Leonean national, a woman, for allegedly smuggling cocaine valued at Rs19.76 crore.

In that instance, the illicit substance was concealed within everyday items such as moisturizer bottles, shampoo bottles, shoes, and antiperspirants, further highlighting the innovative methods employed by traffickers.

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