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South African woman held with drug worth Rs.1.18 crore

New Delhi


A 22-year-old South African woman was arrested at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) here while carrying a 19.30 kg consignment of narcotic drugs, valued at Rs.1.18 crore in the international market, the CISF said on Monday.

Lynnette Nosipho was held by Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel at Terminal-3 of the IGI airport on Sunday while she was carrying 17.22 kg of pseudoephedrine -- a sympathomimetic stimulant drug -- and 2.08 kg heroin concealed in her belongings.

"Nosipho's activities were found suspicious during her frisking at gate number-3 of IGI Terminal-3," CISF spokesperson Hemendra Singh said.

"We recovered 16 packets of narcotic substance concealed in a newly-purchased laptop bag, 14 packets concealed in cricket elbow guards and one packet in a lady's shoe. The substance was in powder form," Singh said.

Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) officials were immediately informed who arrested Nosipho, Singh said.

She arrived in India on a tourist visa and was supposed to travel to Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, from IGI airport by flight number ET-687 early on Monday.

The CISF, on April 15, had arrested a 24-year-old woman from Zimbabwe while she was carrying a consignment of 12.5 kg pseudoephedrine valued at Rs.12.5 lakh. - IANS  

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