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Updated on: Tuesday, August 10, 2021, 07:20 PM IST

Mumbai: 70 capsules filled with cocaine flushed by doctors from Mozambique national caught by NCB

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The doctors at the JJ Hospital have managed to flush out 70 capsules filled with cocaine in ten attempts from the body of a Mozambique national who was caught by the NCB from the international airport. As per the NCB, this is one of the biggest drug seizures of South American cocaine from the body of drug mules, NCB Mumbai has seized approximately 1.050 kg of cocaine valuing Rs 10 crores in illicit international market in the said operation.

The accused person has been identified as Fumo Emanuel Zedequias.

According to the NCB sources, acting on a secret input that one suspect person who is carrying cocaine is coming to Mumbai, a team of NCB Mumbai intercepted Mozambique national Zedequias at the CSMI Airport on August 08 at around 2 am. The said suspect was interrogated on the spot and it was revealed that he was carrying drugs inside his stomach. It was further revealed that the suspect had swallowed around 70 capsules filled with cocaine.

"During the preliminary enquiry, the suspect revealed that due to contraband in his stomach, he was feeling uncomfortable and requested for medical help.

Accordingly, he was brought to Sir JJ Hospital and he is under medical supervision since then. Under the care of doctors, he has discharged 70 capsules in ten attempts. The last capsule was discharged on Tuesday. The total weight of the cocaine recovered is 1.029 kilograms from all the 70 capsules. Each capsule had around 14.7 grams of cocaine," said an NCB official.

Cocaine is a powerfully addictive stimulant drug made from the leaves of the coca plant native to South America. Although health care providers can use it for valid medical purposes, such as local anesthesia for some surgeries, recreational cocaine use is illegal.

As a street drug, cocaine looks like a fine, white, crystal powder. Street dealers often mix it with things like cornstarch, talcum powder, or flour to increase profits. They may also mix it with other drugs such as the stimulant amphetamine, or synthetic opioids, including fentanyl, NCB said.

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"During the preliminary enquiry, the suspect revealed that due to contraband in his stomach, he was feeling uncomfortable and requested for medical help.

Accordingly, he was brought to Sir JJ Hospital and he is under medical supervision since then. Under the care of doctors, he has discharged 70 capsules in ten attempts. The last capsule was discharged on Tuesday. The total weight of the cocaine recovered is 1.029 kilograms from all the 70 capsules. Each capsule had around 14.7 grams of cocaine," said an NCB official.

Cocaine is a powerfully addictive stimulant drug made from the leaves of the coca plant native to South America. Although health care providers can use it for valid medical purposes, such as local anesthesia for some surgeries, recreational cocaine use is illegal.

As a street drug, cocaine looks like a fine, white, crystal powder. Street dealers often mix it with things like cornstarch, talcum powder, or flour to increase profits. They may also mix it with other drugs such as the stimulant amphetamine, or synthetic opioids, including fentanyl, NCB said.

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Published on: Tuesday, August 10, 2021, 07:21 PM IST
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