Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) officials in the wee hours of Tuesday intercepted a Brazilian passenger for allegedly smuggling drugs worth around Rs 11 crore.
The seized drugs
This passenger, identified as Mattos Guilherme, who arrived in the city by Ek 500 (Dubai- Mumbai) at around 2.30am was arrested at the Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport's T2 terminal.
Guilherme who originally started from Sao Paulo reached Dubai at around 8.30pm and took another flight of the same airline for Mumbai.
NCB officials intercepted the Brazilian for carrying 7.5 kilogram cocaine, whose market value was around Rs 10.5 crore. The passenger was further interrogated and was taken to the NDPS court at around 1pm. However, it wasn't ascertained whether the smuggler was produced in the court on Tuesday.
NCB Zonal Director was unavailable for comments.