The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) have arrested a Brazilian woman with 106 capsules, weighing around 930 grams of cocaine in her stomach from Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI).
The woman was caught on May 14, soon after she landed at the Delhi airport in a flight from Sao Paulo in Brazil, as per Vishwa Vijay, superintendent of NCB Delhi.
The 106 capsules weighing around 930 grams of pure South American cocaine worth about Rs 6 crore were taken out from her body by administering her laxatives at the Safdarjung Hospital, the NCB officials stated.
“This is the highest number of capsules of cocaine extracted from any professional drugs swallower by the NCB’s Delhi bureau,” said Vijay.
NCB officials declined to name the arrested Brazilian woman.
The consignment of the cocaine was to be delivered to a Nigerian national in Delhi.
Woman’s handler in Sao Paulo had asked her to stay in a hotel in Karol Bagh till further orders, the Brazilian woman told NCB officials.
“The Nigerian national, who had to accept the consignment, was supposed to meet her in the hotel. The woman was promised USD 5,000 for successfully delivering the consignment of cocaine,” said a senior NCB official.
The woman was produced before a city court that sent her to Tihar jail on Sunday.
The Brazilian was a ‘professional swallower of drugs’ and had visited India at least three times, the NCB officials said.
“Each time, she was travelling on a tourist Visa. Her passport details have shown that her last visit to Delhi was in February this year,” said the official.
During the interrogation, the woman revealed that she was introduced to the drug trafficking trade by her second husband, who runs a drug channel in Brazil. She had divorced her first husband a few years ago, said superintendent Vijay.
NCB officials further said that they have received some crucial leads about the India-based members of this international drug channel. “We are putting in efforts to identify and nab them,” the official said.