Mumbai Crime: Woman lands at T2 with Rs 12 cr cocaine on her body

Updated: Nov 17, 2016, 11:08 IST | Suraj Ojha |

27-year-old, hailing from Blantyre in Malawi, was carrying 2 kg cocaine, concealed in a jacket that she was wearing under her kurta. She was supposed to deliver the consignment to an agent in Mumbai

Accused Viyezgo Made
Accused Viyezgo Made

Delivering drugs to different countries, flying in economy class, staying at expensive hotels and earning $8,000 to $9,000 per trip – all came to an end for this African woman on Monday – as officials of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) arrested her at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. Viyezgo Made, 27, hailing from Blantyre in Malawi, was carrying 2 kg cocaine, concealed in a jacket that she was wearing under her kurta. She was supposed to deliver the consignment to an agent in Mumbai.

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2 kg cocaine was seized from the woman
2 kg cocaine was seized from the woman

Well-organised deal
Sanjay Jha, NCB zonal director told mid-day, “We seized 2 kg cocaine from her, which has an international market value of R12 crore.” He added, “Such drug peddlers aren’t familiar with those who run the business in the city. Once they manage to come out of the airport, they are informed about the hotel where rooms are already booked for them. On reaching the hotel, they inform the person who sent them to Mumbai. Thereafter, the peddler who has been assigned the job to collect the drugs, reaches the hotel within an hour.”

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The jacket used to conceal the drug
The jacket used to conceal the drug

Code language
According to NCB officials, the network has a code language, which the peddlers use to identify each other. The consignment is handed over only after proper verification. After the process is over, the person who delivers the drug flies back to his/her country the same or the following day. Cops said the accused woman had boarded the flight of Ethiopian Airlines from Abu Dhabi.

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