Two South-African women held in Delhi on drug trafficking charges

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb. 4 (ANI): In a major breakthrough, the Delhi zonal unit of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Saturday arrested two drug traffickers with four kilograms of smuggled cocaine worth Rs. 28 crore in the international market. The arrested traffickers have been identified as women of African origin - Thelma Mkandawire (38) from Zambia and Pamela Devid Kiritta (41) from Tanzania. Madho Singh, NCB zonal director, revealed the two women were caught from a hotel in south Delhi's Mahipalpur. During interrogation, Pamela disclosed that she had been staying in Delhi's Vasant Kunj and had been working in collaboration with one South African man. Singh also informed that Thelma was arrested in Pakistan in 2015 allegedly on drug trafficking charges. "This whole episode shows that drug-trafficking in the country has been on an increase. We have alerted all our zonal units and have increased surveillance," he added. Earlier on January 21, three Vietnamese nationals were arrested from a hotel in Paharganj with 3 kg of cocaine and 450 grams of methaqualone worth over Rs. 21 crore in the international market. (ANI)