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34-year-old foreign national caught with cocaine worth ₹18 crore at Mumbai airport

Based on specific information, the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) intercepted Moussa Camara, who had travelled to the city from Addis Ababa via Dubai on Tuesday afternoon, the official said.

34-year-old foreign national caught with cocaine worth ₹18 crore at Mumbai airport
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A foreign national has been arrested for alleged possession of drug on November 25. A 34-year-old man from the Republic of Guinea was arrested for alleged possession of over 2 kg of cocaine, worth ₹18 crores, at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai, an official said on November 26.

Incidentally, on the same day, a Malawi woman was sent to judicial custody for carrying cocaine in her bag, which makes this the second case in the day. 

The accused has been identified as Moussa Camara. The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) intercepted him based on specific information that they had received. Camara had travelled to the city from Addis Ababa via Dubai on Tuesday afternoon, the official said.

On examining the luggage of the accused, officials found 2.9 kg of cocaine stashed in a trolley bad with a false bottom, he said, adding that the contraband is valued at ₹18 crores.

Camara was arrested under relevant provisions of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, 1985 and produced before the court, which remanded him to judicial custody till December 8, the official said.

In the last 10 days, the DRI has recovered around 4.5 kg of the narcotic, valued at ₹27 crore, the official said.

Earlier in the day, the DRI had seized 1 kg of cocaine, which was worth ₹6 crore, from a Malawi woman at the airport. She was also travelling from Addis Ababa to Mumbai via Dubai.

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