India ~ Ugandan woman held with 5 kg heroin

Posted October 10, 2011 by Ugandan Diaspora News Team in Featured ~ 5,134 views


Mumbai, India ~ A 26-year-old African woman was arrested by Customs officials at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport here for trying to smuggle out five kg heroin, worth Rs five crore in the international market, Nakazibwe Irene, a Uganda national, arrived here via a domestic flight from Delhi and was scheduled to board a flight to Ethiopia yesterday.

She was intercepted by Customs officials at the departure terminal of the airport when members of the team became suspicious while screening her suitcases.

When the suitcase was opened, officials found heroin concealed in its sides, covered with carbon paper. the heroin was kept in two boxes and was smartly concealed to avoid detection by the baggage screening machines.

Irene has been booked under Section 104 of the Customs Act and under different sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS). she will be produced in a local court later today, customs sources said.

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