MUMBAI: The Indian customs officials have arrested a Ghana national at Mumbai’s international airport for allegedly trying to smuggle 1kg of cocaine into the city.
According to assistant commissioner of Customs, Rishi Yadav, the accused had filled the cocaine in 76 capsules, which were found in his stomach at the time of his arrest. The cocaine is said to be bought from Latin Americans.
The accused has only been identified as Mubarak, who as per his passport details, has come to the city for the first time. Mubarak left Brazil and landed in Dubai, from where he took another flight to Mumbai.
Mubarak was stopped by air intelligence unit, that during his X-ray screening, spotted a lot of capsules in his stomach. Mubarak broke down and confessed thereafter. Using him, the Customs officials have also arrested another accused from the city, who was to help Mubarak in circulating the drugs.