Mumbai: Woman held with Rs 5 cr worth cocaine at international airport

The Customs is now investigating who had provided the contraband to the woman and who was supposed to receive the same in Mumbai.

Staff ReporterUpdated: Friday, August 19, 2022, 09:19 PM IST
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The Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) of the Customs on Thursday arrested a foreign national woman at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) for allegedly smuggling cocaine worth Rs 5 crore.

According to the AIU sources, the Customs officials had examined the purse of a woman who had arrived in Mumbai from Sierra Leone and found that 500 grams of cocaine valued at Rs 5 crore. The woman was then placed under arrest.

The Customs is now investigating who had provided the contraband to the woman and who was supposed to receive the same in Mumbai.

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