International smugglers are now trying to crack the Capitals drug market with liquid cocaine.
And they are using condoms to ensure extra protection for the illicit cargo.
Sources told Mail Today on Wednesday that South American drug cartels have roped in African syndicates to pump liquid cocaine into the bloodstream of Delhis party circuit.
The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has busted one such network with the arrest of two Brazilians and a Nigerian national along with the seizure of 2.65 litre of liquid cocaine.
Officers from the agency said the fluid form of the drug is helping smugglers avoid detection as they pass through airport customs.
But it poses a risk to the carriers who swallow the packages with significant chances of the condoms or wraps bursting.
Once the consignment reaches the receiver, the person vapourises the water to convert the drug into powder form, said an officer from NCBs Delhi zone, on condition of anonymity.