On Thursday, December 9, Mumbai airport’s Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) apprehended two Zimbabwean citizens attempting to smuggle 35 kilogrammes of Heroin worth $32 million. This is one of the largest seizures of Narcotics this year and the accused were carrying them in specially made cavities of Trolley bags.
After getting the specific intelligence, the AIU officials intercepted those who were reportedly arriving from Ethiopia. Both the foreign nationals had left Harare in Zimbabwe and had arrived in Mumbai after receiving the consignment at Addis Ababa. The case has been handed over to AIU by DRI.
Earlier on Tuesday, December 7, the Mumbai police’s Anti-Narcotics Cell (ANC) apprehended a 24-year-old woman for allegedly possessing heroin worth $16 million. She was arrested in south Mumbai, PTI reported. According to the police, the accused Jamila Khatun Rahim Khan was detained by the ANC’s Azad Maidan unit near the JJ Hospital crossroads.
The police further stated that the accused tried to flee after seeing the cops but was arrested on suspicion. Khan was found with at least 337 gm of heroin worth $16 million, they claimed. Khan is suspected of being involved in the sale and purchase of drugs, as well as being a member of a gang that is involved in such activities, the police added.