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Peru nationals arrested from Mumbai airport with 4 kg cocaine

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Two nationals, including a woman, were arrested by the NCB from the airport for allegedly into the country over four kg of cocaine, officials said today.

Michael (35) and Mariya (25), were intercepted yesterday, when they landed in from in Ethiopia, they said.

The operation was based on an input provided by the (DEA), the officials said.

They were arrested under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act and 4.3 kg of "high grade" was seized from them, they said.

This is the second instance of this year in which high quantity of cocaine, a party drug, was seized.

The (NCB) had seized about four kg of in earlier this year.

In an another narcotics case, the agency had arrested three people and seized 56.8 kg of opium and 19.93 kg of poppy straw in Rajasthan's district yesterday.

This is the biggest seizure of opium in the country this year by any agency, they said.

The contraband was seized from the on the National Highway-8 and the operation was conducted after surveillance of the area and the accused, they added.

The source of the contraband is suspected to be from Jharkhand's district, the officials said.

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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 13:15 IST