A Ugandan national was held at Delhi Airport with heroin worth Rs 6.9 crore.
A customs officer at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport found 91 capsules containing roughly 998 kilos of suspected heroin worth around Rs 6.986 crore from a detained Ugandan man.
According to an official statement from the Commissioner of Customs’ office, 53 capsules of the medicines were seized from the passenger’s suitcase and 38 capsules were retrieved from his belly after he was hospitalized at RML hospital in Delhi.
It went on to say that the traveler landed in Delhi from Uganda through Ethiopia on January 16.
The traveler was detained by Delhi Customs upon arrival at IGI airport. “Following a thorough search of his luggage, 53 capsules of off-white-colored substances were discovered in his black-colored purse; moreover, the passenger acknowledged having ingested several capsules of a narcotic drug.
The traveler was admitted to the RML hospital due to an approaching emergency.”
“During an X-ray of his belly at RML Hospital, a capsule-like material was discovered in his abdomen. 38 off-white capsules containing a material that was cleverly hidden within his belly and was presumed to be drugs were retrieved.
When this substance was tested using a field drug test kit, it seems to contain heroin “it was added
In a statement, customs said that the passenger had breached the restrictions of Section 8 of the NDPS Act, 1985 and had committed an offense punishable under Sections 21, 23, and 29 of the NDPS Act, 1985.
The passenger was arrested under Section 43(b) of the NDPS Act, 1985, and the capsules were confiscated under Section 43(a) of the NDPS Act, 1985. An investigation into the situation is now underway.