Mumbai: The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) on Monday intercepted a Malawi national at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) in possession of cocaine worth of Rs 6 crore.
“Officers of Mumbai zonal unit had received input that one passenger, Ellena Kasakatira, a female Malawi national, aged around 43 years, travelling from Addis Ababa to Mumbai via Dubai, was supposed to land at 2.20 pm and had concealed certain narcotics substance covered under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 (NDPS Act) in her baggage,” sources said, as quoted by Free Press Journal.
The accused was held up at the arrival hall and two packets of cocaine wrapped in black carbon paper were found in her luggage.
Around 1000 grams of cocaine worth Rs 6 crore were recovered. She has been taken into custody under the NDPS Act, the official went on to say.
This is the second cocaine bust by the DRI inside a week.