NEW DELHI: Despite intense surveillance by multiple agencies at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA), a 91-year-old resident of Sydney managed to smuggle out approximately 4.5 kg of cocaine to his hometown from here with the help of an alleged conduit operating from the national capital. Avoiding detection by the X-ray scanner at the IGI Airport and ‘alert’ security and customs officials, the man identified as Victor Twartz walked into the airport and took a flight to his hometown on July 8. All the scanner machines installed at the airport failed to detect the narcotics worth `25 crore hidden in Twartz’s luggage.
However, the Aussie was not so lucky when he landed at Sydney Airport. He was stopped by the Australian Border Force officers upon his arrival.
On checking his baggage, 27 packages of soap were found, the testing of which showed positive readings for cocaine.