The Angolan citizen was smuggling heroin by hiding it in his stomach.
1.5 kg heroin has been seized from him by the customs department.
The value of confiscated heroin has been estimated at 10.45 crores according to the international market.
Mumbai. An Angola citizen has been arrested in Mumbai for heroin smuggling. The arrested Angolan citizen was smuggling heroin by hiding it in his stomach. 1.5 kg heroin has been seized from him by the customs department. The value of confiscated heroin has been estimated at 10.45 crores according to the international market. The arrest was made on Thursday at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport.
Let us inform that this month, the arrest of citizens of Angola in the case of smuggling has been done earlier. This is the third time in a month that an Angola citizen has been arrested for drug trafficking in the country. In the latest case, the Air Intelligence Unit of the Customs Department has arrested Nelo Nadabo, who arrived by Ethiopian Airlines from Addis Ababa at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport on July 31, for smuggling.
‘Did not go to toilet for 25 hours’
According to a report in Times of India, the accused had hidden the drug capsules in his stomach. The accused did not go to the toilet for 20 to 25 hours. Due to this there was swelling in his stomach. An officer said, “During preliminary interrogation, the accused voluntarily told us that he had hidden the drug capsules in his stomach. His stomach has become swollen due to the capsule. He hasn’t gone to the toilet for about 20-25 hours. He was feeling uneasy with extreme pain in the stomach.
‘127 capsules came out of the stomach’
Nelo Ndabo was admitted to JJ Hospital, the official said. In the hospital, 127 capsules were removed from his stomach. The white powder in the extracted capsule was reportedly heroin. According to officials, Nelo told him that he knew that smuggling drugs with capsules in his stomach was risky, and that it could also kill him. But he said that he did so for financial reasons. According to Nelo, his financial condition is not good, due to which he had to do this work.
FIRST PUBLISHED : August 06, 2022, 08:43 IST