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Two Nigerian nationals arrested at Mumbai airport with 167 cocaine pellets in stomach

Two Nigerian nationals have been arrested at the Mumbai airport in India for trying to smuggle in cocaine worth nearly Rs 30 crore packed in capsules ingested by them.

An official from the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) who made this known on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, said acting on intelligence inputs, the DRI officials intercepted the two passengers after they arrived at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International airport from Lagos via Addis Ababa on Friday.

The DRI officials produced the duo in a court and sought their medical examination on the grounds that they might have concealed drugs in their bodies. Later, a medical examination confirmed that the two passengers had ingested capsules containing some substance.

He said the Nigerian nationals purged 167 capsules over three days. The DRI official added that the capsules contained a total of 2.97 kg of cocaine worth ₹ 29.76 crore,

While the duo was booked under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, a court has remanded them in judicial custody, the official said.

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