ZIMBABWEAN DRUG MULE ARRESTED IN INDIA
A Zimbabwean woman has been arrested in India carrying close to three kilogrammes of party drugs. She was nabbed as she tried to smuggle the drugs to Manila in Philippines via Goa.
Security officials got a tip-off from the Narcotics Control Bureau about a foreign woman carrying drugs on Monday. On the same evening,
Betty Rame reached the departure terminal of the Indira Gandhi International Airport at around 8:30 to catch a flight to Goa. Just as she was about to enter the airport from Gate 3, a security official stopped her.
Betty Rame was then frisked and made to give her baggage for checking. When the officers passed her suitcase through the X-BIS machine, officials spotted an image which looked suspicious. On lifting it, it seemed unusually heavy.
The CISF staff then cut open the false cover to find a packet weighing about three kilogrammes. On closer inspection, they realised the packet contained popular party drug methamphetamine or “ice”.
“About 3 kilogrammes of methamphetamine, a party drug also known as ‘ice’, was recovered from the bag of the woman who hails from Zimbabwe. She was handed over to the NCB,” a CISF official said.