DRI arrests a Nigerian Smuggling cocaine worth ₹20 crore in his stomach.

Officials from the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) discovered 99 pills carrying cocaine worth 20 crore in the stomach of a Nigerian. They called it one of the largest catches of 2023, saying the culprit was apprehended on December 11 by vigilant officials as soon as he landed at Bengaluru's Kempegowda international airport from Addis Abeba, Ethiopia.

The accused, who was roughly 40 years old, was a Nigerian citizen who came to India on a medical visa.

Officials confronted him after being alerted. They led him to a questioning room, where he admitted to taking cocaine pills before boarding the airplane in Addis Abeba. The officials got a court order to transport him to a hospital, where all of the capsules were extracted under medical supervision.

The Nigerian was arrested and placed in judicial detention under the NDPS Act.

After landing in Bengaluru, the accused planned to board a domestic flight to Delhi, according to investigators. He was supposed to give over the smuggled drugs to capital handlers.

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