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1.80 kg cocaine seized from Portugese national in TN

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

weighing 1.80 was seized from a Portugese national, who arrived at the airport here today, officials said.

Acting on a tip off, the officials intercepted the passenger Mendes Afonso Domingos upon his arrival from Sau Paulo and seized 1.80 of from his possession.

The drug was concealed in six of make and was of 'very pure form' sourced directly from the production belt in South America, Narcotics Control Bureau, Zonal Director, said in a release.

However, the value of the seized was not revealed.

Preliminary investigations revealed Domingos had come to the city on a tourist visa and was planning to leave the country after delivering the consignment, he said.

Domingos is believed to be working under a South American Cocaine cartel, the said adding further investigations were on.

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First Published: Sat, May 12 2018. 19:25 IST