AIU recovers drugs worth Rs. 1.47 crore at Mumbai airport

| Updated: Mar 27, 2017 01:54 IST

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Mar. 26 (ANI): The Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) personnel on Sunday intercepted a passenger holding South African passport with 4.9 kg of methaqualone at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai. The AIU official could recover drugs worth Rs 1.47 crore from Vanessa De Kock who was travelling to Addis Ababa by Ethopian Airways flight (ET641). The Intelligence Unit seized drugs after they received confidential information from the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) as per the provisions of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS) Act, 1985. It is alleged that the passenger had cleverly concealed psychotropic substance which were stuffed inside ten envelopes of cardboard kept inside the checked in baggage. An investigation is currently going on in the matter (ANI)