Woman held in India with 12kg drugs

via Woman held in India with 12kg drugs – New Zimbabwe 12/04/2015

A WOMAN travelling on a Zimbabwean passport was arrested in India last week for allegedly trying to smuggle out Rs 12 lakh (about US$20,000) worth of drugs.

The incident happened at New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) when security personnel spotted the woman exhibiting suspicious behaviour when she arrived at the airport terminal.

The 34-year-old woman, identified as Mandhla Makulu Rostar, was about to board a flight to Dubai when she was intercepted.

“Rostar was chosen for a detailed inspection by security officials of the force and when her baggage was scanned, two packets containing about 12 kilograms of narcotics was found,” a senior Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) officer said.

The security team later alerted anti-narcotics detectives who identified the drug as ‘pseudoephedrine’, leading to Rostar’s arrest.

“The estimated value of the seized drug is Rs 12 lakh (about US$20,000,” they said.