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Nigerian woman arrested with cocaine worth N75m at Indian airport

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A Nigerian woman was arrested by customs officials at the international airport for allegedly smuggling into the country cocaine worth ₹ 82 crore, (N75m) according to an official statement issued on Thursday.

The accused was intercepted after she arrived from Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) on Tuesday.

Sharing a video on Thursday, Asian News International wrote, “Based on specific intelligence, Customs at IGI Airport has arrested one Nigerian passenger who arrived from Addis Ababa having concealed cocaine weighing 5.88kg valued at Rs 82.448 crores in her bags. The drug has been seized under the NDPS Act, 1985. Investigations are underway: Customs”

According to the statement, during an extensive inspection of the luggage, officials discovered concealed material inside two blue trolley bags carried by the passenger. Subsequent detailed examination of the bags revealed a total of 5.8 kg of a white powdery substance suspected to be narcotics.

On being subjected to a diagnostic test, prime facie it appears to contain a commercial quantity of cocaine, having an international value of ₹ 82.446 crore { N75m}, the statement said.

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