Malawian tries to smuggle Rs 1 crore worth contraband, held at Chennai

A 40-year-old South African national was arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle 22 kgs of Ephedrine, a controlled drug substance worth Rs one crore here, NCB officials said today.

Published: 16th September 2017 05:11 PM  |   Last Updated: 17th September 2017 09:32 AM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

CHENNAI: In yet another incident of a foreign national being arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle drugs this year, sleuths of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) arrested a 40-year-old woman with Rs 1 crore worth Ephedrine at Central Railway Station on Saturday. Based on specific information, the bureau officers intercepted Dilliah Edina, a Malawian national and seized 22 kg of the contraband.

“The seized controlled substance was factory sealed and concealed in 44 food tins,” a press release said. During investigation it was found that Dilliah had come to India on August 8 and stayed in South West Delhi. “From Delhi, she came to Chennai by train to board a flight to Zambia via Mumbai,” the release said.

It may be noted that on July 9, a South Africa national was nabbed at Chennai airport with 15 kg of Pseudoephedrine when the passenger was heading to Johannesburg. The contraband is a controlled substance for which the manufacture and usage is restricted only to medicinal purpose.

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