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NCB arrests Tanzanian man with drugs worth Rs 1 cr in Delhi

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A 31-year-old Tanzanian man has been arrested here by the for allegedly smuggling in estimated to be worth Rs 1 crore, officials said today.

was apprehended by the sleuths of the agency at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport yesterday night after landed here from

"The man was intercepted at the airport as the agency was working on some intelligence inputs on the activities of international drug cartels.

"His contacts in and few other places are under our scanner," NCB said.

Officials of the agency said Lyimo was carrying two packets of heroin, totaling 4.8 kg, in his registered baggage and had arrived in yesterday from (Ethiopia).

later took a flight for where was intercepted by the NCB sleuths and arrested under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, they said.

They said the contraband was handed over to Lyimo by an African in and he had to hand this over to a Nigerian living here, they said.

The Tanzanian man had come to once earlier which was in January last year, officials said.

The estimated value of the seized consignment is about Rs 1 crore, they said.

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First Published: Wed, February 14 2018. 16:05 IST