In the covers of a document folder, the customs officers found about 4.47 kg of heroin worth Rs 31.29 crores, and 1.596 kg of cocaine worth Rs 15.96 crores hidden in clothing buttons.
According to the ministry, transporting illegal narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances constitutes an offense under Section 8 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, 1985, and is punishable in accordance with Sections 21, 23, and 29 of the same law.
Cocaine and heroin worth
Cocaine and heroin worth more than Rs 32 crores were found at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport on Friday, according to an official.
In the covers of a document folder, the customs officers found about 4.47 kg of heroin worth Rs 31.29 crores, and 1.596 kg of cocaine worth Rs 15.96 crores hidden in the buttons of clothes.
“We launched a drive against drugs smuggling and busted this racket,” said the official.
An official declared that they had launched a drive against drug smuggling and eliminated the racket. They said that the accused had been booked and taken into custody in accordance with Sections 8 and 21, Section 23, and Section 29 of the NDPS Act.
According to the official, Section 43(a) of the NDPS Act was used to confiscate the drugs as well as materials that were being concealed. The official said that the narcotic substances were seized along with concealing material under Section 43(a) of the NDPS Act.
Earlier In December, at the Mumbai Waste Management Limited (MWML) incineration facility in Taloja, Navi Mumbai, the Mumbai Customs burned drugs weighing 140.57 kg. The narcotics confiscated were valued at Rs. 538 crores on the black market abroad, according to a statement from the Finance Ministry.
Three Commissionerate’s inside Zone III, according to Rajesh Sanan, Principal Commissioner, seized the drugs. Saran gave a breakdown of the department’s full seizure operation: “56.06 kg Heroin and 33.81 Kg Hashish were confiscated by the Mumbai Airport Commissionerate across 14 cases,” Saran stated, breaking down the department’s full seizure operation.
In another case, When customs officers detained a citizen of Guinea in December, they discovered 82 cocaine capsules that she had consumed that were worth Rs 15.36 crores. While an operation to recover cocaine capsules was being carried out at Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, the woman was being held at Indira Gandhi International Airport.
In the end, 82 capsules were found, yielding a total of 1,024 grams of a white powdered substance. The woman who traveled from Conakry to Addis Abeba, according to the official, landed at Terminal 3 of IGI Airport on December 7.
She passed the Green Channel and was heading for the departure gate of the international arrival hall of T-3 when she was stopped by Customs based on specific information. She eventually admitted under interrogation that she had taken capsules containing an illicit drug.