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Delhi: Customs officials seize nearly 1 kg cocaine at Indira Gandhi International Airport

Updated on: 06 October,2023 06:18 PM IST  |  Delhi
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The customs department at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport arrested a foreign national for smuggling around 1 kg of cocaine.

Delhi: Customs officials seize nearly 1 kg cocaine at Indira Gandhi International Airport

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The customs department at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport arrested a foreign national for smuggling around 1 kg of cocaine, said customs officials. The arrest was made on the basis of specific intelligence input received by the Customs Department, said officials.


According to the officials, the person apprehended is from Uganda and he was arriving from Addis Ababa. He had ingested 60 capsules that contained 1009 grams of cocaine valued at Rs 15.13 crore, said the officials. The recovered drug has been seized under the NDPS Act 1985 and further investigation is underway, added the officials.


"Basis specific intelligence Customs@IGI airport, New Delhi, arrested a Ugandan national arriving from Addis Ababa who had ingested 60 capsules containing 1009 gms of cocaine valued at Rs. 15.13 cr. The recovered drug has been seized under the NDPS Act 1985. Investigations are underway," said Delhi Customs in a post on X (formerly Twitter). 


Earlier this month, Air Customs personnel at Delhi's IGI airport seized gold worth Rs 2.73 crores and arrested one Russian and a Tajik national in the case. According to an official statement, the seized gold weighed 5488 grams.

The Delhi Customs taking to X  said in a post, "On careful scrutiny and profiling of passengers, Customs@IGIA have seized 5,488 grams of gold valued at INR 2.73 crores from one Russian and a Tajik national who arrived in New Delhi from Dushanbe. Both pax have been arrested and further investigations are underway." 

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