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Dec 27, 2012, 09.11 PM IST | Source: PTI

Zimbabwean woman held with drugs worth Rs 1.5 crore at IGI

Zimbabwean woman held with drugs worth Rs 1.5 crore at IGI

New Delhi, Dec 27 (PTI) A Zimbabwean woman was today arrested for allegedly smuggling narcotics worth Rs 1.5 crore at Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport. Acting on intelligence, 40-year-old Zimbabwe national Lydia Ndari Murwira was intercepted near the immigration counter of departure hall and was interrogated, which resulted in recovery of Ephedrine, a controlled substance under Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act. "The recovered substance in the form of powder weighed 9.90 kgs (gross weight including packing/wrappers) and its value in the international market is Rs 1.50 crore," an official release said. The passenger has been arrested, it said. According to customs official, Murwira was to board a flight for Harare (Zimbabwe) from here. On December 25, a Zambian woman was arrested for allegedly smuggling narcotics worth over Rs six crore at the IGI airport. The accused was identified as 32-year-old Emely Chilonga Chibuye. The passenger, who had come from Adis Ababa, was carrying 41.5 kgs of Ephedrine Pseudoephedrine valued about Rs 6.22 crore. Ephedrine is an anti-depressant but commonly abused as party drug. PTI AKV PAL

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